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For those that speak Swedish

I was just wondering, what does the suffix "qvist" mean or refer to in the Swedish language. You see a ton of guys with this in their name: Henrik Lundqvist, Mikael Holmqvist, Daniel Tjarnqvist, etc. No real reason for my asking, I'm just very interested in etymology.

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I have no clue why its so common. Today it litteray means twig. Lund is a leaf-tree + twig. So that makes some sense. Holm=island, Tjärn=lake. Thoose don't make any sense.

I wonder if qvist=twig could be a synonym for son/daughter. Like Sven-son, most common name in Sweden. Johan-son. Lundqvist beeing he son of someone named Lund. Though it was a long time ago since someone was named after their dad or mother.

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Swe-Eng lexikon if you wanna check some other names: http://lexin.nada.kth.se/swe-eng.shtml

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I have no clue why its so common. Today it litteray means twig. Lund is a leaf-tree + twig. So that makes some sense. Holm=island, Tjärn=lake. Thoose don't make any sense.

I wonder if qvist=twig could be a synonym for son/daughter. Like Sven-son, most common name in Sweden. Johan-son. Lundqvist beeing he son of someone named Lund. Though it was a long time ago since someone was named after their dad or mother.
It doesn't really mean anything. It's often just two words put together.

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So 'qvist'...

is like the Russian 'sky' or Polish 'ski'...

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is like the Russian 'sky' or Polish 'ski'...
or the Russian 'ov' or the Czech "CHA/KA" or the Italian 'A,E,I,O,U'

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The suffix I've always wondered about is "-ström". Someone once told me that it meant stream, not as in river & stream, but as in stream of electrons.

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is like the Russian 'sky' or Polish 'ski'...
-son is pretty much the equal to -sky or -ov.

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The suffix I've always wondered about is "-ström". Someone once told me that it meant stream, not as in river & stream, but as in stream of electrons.
That means the water variant... (Swedes don't take Vodka as good as you finns, the Swede who told you that...)

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The suffix I've always wondered about is "-ström". Someone once told me that it meant stream, not as in river & stream, but as in stream of electrons.
With swedish names like that, it's always nature related.

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In Flames guitarists' last name is Strömblad... which I've heard translates to Streamleaf... so, I call him Streamleaf, cuz, its funny.... at least to me.

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Thanks everybody, I really am fascinated by etymology and appreciate everyone's input.

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