Other Origin(s):Norwegian, Swedish
Meaning:Young man; Young warrior; Squire
Swen is a boy’s name of Norse origin. It’s a variant of Sven, which derives from the Old Norse name Sveinn, meaning “young man” or “young warrior.” Variants of this name include Svend and Svein, the latter of which is more commonly used in Norway. In medieval Swedish, the word sven was a term for a squire. Sven is one of the most well-known Scandinavian names, with some famous examples being Sven the reindeer from Frozen and the character in Titanic. If you’re looking for a more unusual alternative to a classic Norse name, why not choose Swen for your little warrior?
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