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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Svein

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From Old Norse Sveinn, from sveinn (“boy, servant”), with similar meaning in modern Norwegian. Cognate with Swedish Sven and Danish Svend.

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Svein

His most notable accomplishments were from 1030 to 1030.


Svein Tuft is a cyclist. Svein was born on May 9th, 1977 in Langley, British Columbia (city).


Svein was born on January 22nd, 1979.


Svein was born on May 6th, 1946.


Svein was born on October 7th, 1946 in Fredrikstad.


Svein was born on January 25th, 1950.


Fun Facts about the name Svein

  • When was the first name Svein first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Svein is Saturday, October 5th, 1878.
  • How unique is the name Svein? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Svein. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Svein: Your name in reverse order is Nievs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ensiv. How do you pronounce that?

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