The personal name is not only the most basic means of expressing oneself to anyone, it also gives them a sense of belonging to the community, including their families. In addition, it is said to be linked to the most basic elements in the formation of human identities, as it is a basis for forming a sense of social trust and relationships.
The purpose of this study is to derive meaningful implications for the correlation between names and identities through changes in names that were mainly used by Swedish people. The main study was conducted through the process of analyzing the meaning and character of the major names of Swedish people in each period.
As a result of the study, it was found that the trend of Swedish name change was influenced by various historical and cultural variables, and it was confirmed that the meaning and character of the multiple level were reflected. In addition, it can be seen that it is continuously changing and diversifying as a means of expressing identity.
The purpose of the study is to empirically examine whether the different number of COVID-19 cases by each country worldwide can be effectively explained by national cultural differences. National cultural differences are measured using the results of the three existing large-scale comparative studies, namely Geert Hofstede’s research on cultural dimensions, GLOBE project, and Shalom H. Schwartz’s value orientation research. The results show that individualism vs. collectivism as well as power distance dimension have robust relations with the number of COVID-19 cases.