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16 Swedish Baby Names That Are the Absolute Cutest

They're also a little bit badass

Ah, the Swedes. First, they brought us IKEA. Now they’re bringing us some of the sweetest and most adorable baby names we’ve ever heard.

Bestow one of these monikers on your darling son or daughter for instant grace, taste and style. (Just make sure to note the silent "J"s.)

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1. Astrid

For a girl

Meaning: “Beautiful goddess.” (No pressure, baby.)

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2. Magnus

For a boy

Meaning: In a word, “great.” As in: “Do you like your chevron pajama pants? "Because I think they’re ‘magnus.’"

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3. Bjorn

For a boy

Meaning: baby carrier. Er, "bear."


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4. Evelina

For a girl

Meaning: The Swedish form of Evelyn, it means “light” and “life.”

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5. Olaf

For a boy

Meaning: Saint Olaf was the patron saint of Norway. Also, "snowman."

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6. Stella

For a girl

Meaning: It means “star,” so if you’re looking to raise a little Shirley Temple, it’s not a bad pick.

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7. Malin

For a girl

Meaning: It’s a variation of the name Madeleine, and it’s sweet and elegant all at once.

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8. Felix

For a boy

Meaning: The name means “happy” and “lucky” (a pretty good combo if you ask us).

9. Greta

For a girl

Meaning: The Swedish form of Margaret, it also means “pearl.”

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10. Axel

For a boy

Meaning: One of the most popular names in Sweden, it means “Father of Peace.” (Bring on the Guns N’ Roses references at your own risk.)

11. Eleanora

For a girl

Meaning: The name--which means “light”--is also the Swedish rendition of Helen.

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12. Lars

For a boy

Meaning: Directly translated, it means “hailing from the place of laurel.” In other words… Olympian!

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13. Matilda

For a girl

Meaning: It means “brave in war.” It’s also adorable.


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14. Oskar

For a boy

Meaning: “Leaping warrior.” Pairs well with glasses.

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15. Ingrid

For a girl

Meaning: “beautiful and feminine.” Bless.

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16. Elsa

For a girl

Meaning: “Joyful” and “noble.” As for the Frozen reference? Embrace it, love it, let it go.