Bjorn - boys name

Bjorn name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 86%

Bjorn name meaning:

The name Bjorn is of Scandinavian origin and is commonly used in countries such as Sweden and Norway. It is derived from the Old Norse word "bjǫrn," which means "bear." In Scandinavian culture, the bear holds great significance and is often associated with strength, power, and protection. Therefore, the name Bjorn carries a similar connotation, symbolizing a strong and mighty individual.

People named Bjorn are often seen as courageous, resilient, and fearless. They have a natural ability to take charge and protect those around them. Bjorn is a name that echoes a sense of leadership and determination. It is often given to boys with the hope that they will grow up to be strong individuals who can overcome any obstacles.

In addition to its cultural and historical significance, the name Bjorn has gained popularity in recent years due to its association with famous individuals, such as the Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg and the Norwegian musician Bjorn Ulvaeus from the band ABBA. Overall, the name Bjorn embodies the qualities of strength, bravery, and resilience, making it a fitting choice for parents seeking a name that reflects these virtues.

Origin: Scandinavian


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Overall UK ranking: 659 out of 4789

55 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Bjorn

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