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Boy Name: Sven

Name: Sven
Pronunciation: \s-ven\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: boy, lad
Origin: Norse
Related Names: Swaine
Sounds Like: Savin, Ziven
Variant forms: Svein, Sveinn, Svend, Swain, Swen, Swensen, Swenson


Sven \s-ven\ as a boy's name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Sven is "boy, lad".

Sven has 7 variant forms: Svein, Sveinn, Svend, Swain, Swen, Swensen and Swenson.

For more information, see also the related name Swaine.

Baby names that sound like Sven are Savin and Ziven.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Sven.


Sven is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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