The name Sven is Scandinavian in origin. It is likely derived from the Old Norse Sveinn, which means "boy." Therefore, Sven is generally understood to mean "youth."
Similar Names: Swen, Sveyn
Famous Sven Names: Sven Davidson (Swedish tennis player), Sven Ottke (German boxer)
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