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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sven

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Alt. Meaning

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

V is for verve! Your enthusiasm!

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

N is for narrator, tell many stories

Notable Persons Named Sven

Magnus Carlsen is a chess player. He holds the title Grandmaster(2004) and Grandmaster (chess). Magnus was given the name Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen on November 30th, 1990 in Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway.

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Olof Palme was an office holder. His military service ended in 1947. Olof was given the name Sven Olof Joachim Palme on January 30th, 1927 in Stockholm. He left this life on February 28th, 1986.

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Sven Bender is a soccer player for the Borussia Dortmund, SpVgg Unterhaching, TSV 1860 München, TSV 1860 München II, Borussia Dortmund II, and Germany national youth football team. Sven was born on April 27th, 1989 in Rosenheim, West Germany.

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Sven Väth is a techno, trance music, intelligent dance music, and house music disc jockey and record producer. He was most active from 1982 to present. Sven was born on October 26th, 1964 in Obertshausen. Sven is also known as OFF, Astral Pilot, and Barbarella.

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Sven Ulreich is a soccer player for the FC Bayern Munich, VfB Stuttgart, VfB Stuttgart II, Germany national youth football team, and Germany national under-21 football team. Sven was born on August 3rd, 1988 in Schorndorf.

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Sven Andrighetto is a hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2010 to present. Sven was born on March 21st, 1993 in Sumiswald.

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How popular is the baby name Sven in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1911 6 0 6
1914 13 0 13
1915 11 0 11
1916 15 0 15
1917 13 0 13
1918 9 0 9
1921 7 0 7
1922 8 0 8
1923 7 0 7
1924 10 0 10
1925 5 0 5
1926 8 0 8
1927 8 0 8
1928 15 0 15
1929 13 0 13
1930 15 0 15
1931 5 0 5
1932 6 0 6
1933 12 0 12
1934 12 0 12
1935 10 0 10
1936 7 0 7
1937 10 0 10
1939 8 0 8
1940 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1942 5 0 5
1943 11 0 11
1944 6 0 6
1945 7 0 7
1946 5 0 5
1947 7 0 7
1948 5 0 5
1949 8 0 8
1950 10 0 10
1951 8 0 8
1952 10 0 10
1953 13 0 13
1954 17 0 17
1955 15 0 15
1956 9 0 9
1957 21 0 21
1958 18 0 18
1959 22 0 22
1960 28 0 28
1961 19 0 19
1962 31 0 31
1963 22 0 22
1964 27 0 27
1965 32 0 32
1966 23 0 23
1967 46 0 46
1968 28 0 28
1969 38 0 38
1970 43 0 43
1971 39 0 39
1972 25 0 25
1973 26 0 26
1974 26 0 26
1975 24 0 24
1976 21 0 21
1977 35 0 35
1978 22 0 22
1979 31 0 31
1980 24 0 24
1981 21 0 21
1982 31 0 31
1983 24 0 24
1984 20 0 20
1985 18 0 18
1986 30 0 30
1987 25 0 25
1988 29 0 29
1989 28 0 28
1990 22 0 22
1991 23 0 23
1992 25 0 25
1993 26 0 26
1994 27 0 27
1995 21 0 21
1996 18 0 18
1997 31 0 31
1998 36 0 36
1999 31 0 31
2000 29 0 29
2001 26 0 26
2002 27 0 27
2003 20 0 20
2004 35 0 35
2005 18 0 18
2006 31 0 31
2007 25 0 25
2008 33 0 33
2009 28 0 28
2010 34 0 34
2011 24 0 24
2012 34 0 34
2013 33 0 33
2014 56 0 56
2015 58 0 58
2016 36 0 36
2017 36 0 36

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Popularity of Sven as a first name

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Common last names for Sven

  • Johnson
  • Anderson
  • Swanson
  • Carlson
  • Nelson
  • Erickson
  • Larson
  • Peterson
  • Johansson
  • Gustafson
  • Hansen
  • Swenson
  • Hanson
  • Lindquist

Fun Facts about the name Sven

  • How Popular is the name Sven? Sven is the 6,526th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sven have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,119 babies born with the first name Sven in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sven to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sven? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Sven first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sven is Saturday, August 6th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Sven born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sven was in 2015 with a total of 58 babies.
  • Random Sven Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sven is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Sven: Your name in reverse order is Nevs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vesn. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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