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Changing names

Name Changes More Popular Than Ever

More Swedes than ever are changing their names. According to new figures published by the Patent and Registration Office, last year almost 8,000 citizens applied for new first or last names. Among them were many of the roughly 280,000 Swedes whose last name is Johansson.

The registration office also handles applications by immigrants who want to exchange their foreign name for a Swedish one.

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