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Boy Name: Bjorn

Name: Bjorn
Pronunciation: \b-jo-rn\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: bear
Origin: Swedish
Related Names: Bern
Variant forms: Bjarn, Bjarne, Bjorne, Bjornsterne
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 87708


Bjorn \b-jo-rn\ as a boy's name is pronounced bee-YORN. It is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Bjorn is "bear". Variant of Bernard. Swedish tennis champion Bjorn Borg.

Bjorn has 4 variant forms: Bjarn, Bjarne, Bjorne and Bjornsterne.

For more information, see also the related name Bern.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Bjorn.


Bjorn is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#87708 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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