From German Names

Male Male Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Sven. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born between 1955 and 1995

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Northern Germany
  • Eastern Germany

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Origin and Meaning

Nordic name

Younger form of Old Norse sveinn = 'boy', 'lad', 'young man', 'free servant'

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