• Did you know that most Swedish surnames mean something? Learn what they mean – and expand your vocabulary.

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    Andersson, Johansson, Karlsson

    about the most common surnames different ways to introduce yourself what patronymics are

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    Scholars and Nobility

    how the surnames of scholars and the nobility developed the names of some flowers and animals how noble families used to form their names

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    Nature Names – Trees

    what nature names are why Swedes have names like "fir twig" and "oak branch" the names of different trees and parts of a tree

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    Nature Names – Mountains and Valleys

    some words for landscapes, water and nature

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    Nature Names – Compounds

    how to combine nature-related words to form surnames what the most common nature names are what some famous Swedes are "really" called a few facts about changing your name in Sweden

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    Military Names

    surnames which come originally from the military names for some military-related objects some useful adjectives to describe yourself and others

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    From Nilsson to Lejonros

    to identify and decipher different types of names whether Anna finished her report or not

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