Names distinctive to Sweden

The list of names unique to the Kingdom of Sweden*

Female forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Malin 29% 1.
2. Åsa 100% 6.
3. Elin 33% 2.
4. Ulrika 85% 7.
5. Gunilla 90% 8.
6. Birgitta 51% 4.
7. Annika 23% 3.
8. Lotta 70% 10.
9. Pernilla 97% 13.
10. Emelie 28% 5.
11. Ebba 79% 14.
12. Linnea 32% 9.
13. Kajsa 93% 19.
14. Agneta 49% 12.
15. Inger 39% 11.
16. Stina 59% 15.
17. Ingela 91% 23.
18. Barbro 87% 21.
19. Josefin 71% 17.
20. Lovisa 62% 18.
21. Moa 42% 16.
22. Annica 71% 24.
23. Ylva 95% 25.
24. Anneli 38% 20.
25. Rebecka 33% 22.

Male forenames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Fredrik 68% 2.
2. Anders 31% 1.
3. Per 67% 5.
4. Mattias 78% 8.
5. Mats 86% 9.
6. Lars 21% 3.
7. Magnus 26% 4.
8. Henrik 39% 7.
9. Bengt 91% 14.
10. Mikael 26% 6.
11. Joakim 63% 11.
12. Gustaf 54% 12.
13. Håkan 99% 20.
14. Göran 87% 18.
15. Christer 87% 19.
16. Niklas 43% 13.
17. Pontus 98% 22.
18. Nils 26% 10.
19. Olof 91% 23.
20. Lennart 62% 21.
21. Olle 97% 26.
22. Jesper 39% 17.
23. Gunnar 28% 15.
24. Christoffer 62% 25.
25. Åke 98% 29.

Surnames

NameUniqueness Prevalence rank
1. Andersson 88% 1.
2. Johansson 86% 2.
3. Nilsson 85% 3.
4. Karlsson 87% 4.
5. Larsson 89% 5.
6. Eriksson 86% 6.
7. Persson 87% 7.
8. Svensson 89% 9.
9. Olsson 84% 8.
10. Gustafsson 88% 10.
11. Pettersson 88% 11.
12. Jonsson 78% 12.
13. Carlsson 89% 13.
14. Hansson 86% 14.
15. Jansson 82% 15.
16. Bengtsson 90% 16.
17. Lindström 95% 19.
18. Jönsson 97% 21.
19. Gustavsson 94% 20.
20. Bergström 97% 23.
21. Magnusson 74% 18.
22. Olofsson 94% 24.
23. Lindberg 52% 17.
24. Petersson 89% 26.
25. Axelsson 93% 28.

Distinctive names in
the related** countries

CountrySimilarity
Iceland 12%
Austria 12%
Norway 11%
Australia 10%
Luxembourg 10%
United States of America (the) 10%
New Zealand 10%
Belgium 10%
Greenland 10%

*The rank of the unique name is the geometric average of the name uniqueness and the name prevalence in the respective country. Name uniqueness is measured only by the exact grapheme form (not taking into account transliterational equivalents or phonetic similarities).

** Country similarity is the correlation of the relative frequency of the names shared by two countries (as measured by cosine similarity).