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

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    Andersson, Johansson, Karlsson

    1. about the most common surnames
    2. different ways to introduce yourself
    3. what patronymics are
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    Scholars and Nobility

    1. how the surnames of scholars and the nobility developed
    2. the names of some flowers and animals
    3. how noble families used to form their names
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    Nature Names – Trees

    1. what nature names are
    2. why Swedes have names like "fir twig" and "oak branch"
    3. the names of different trees and parts of a tree
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    Nature Names – Mountains and Valleys

    1. some words for landscapes, water and nature
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    Nature Names – Compounds

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

    1. surnames which originally come from the military
    2. names for some military-related objects
    3. some useful adjectives to describe yourself and others
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    From Nilsson to Lejonros

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