Meaning and Origin of: Bjorn

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Bold as a bear
  • Scandinavian : Bear

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Danish and Norwegian (Bjørn); Swedish (Björn) : from a personal name and nickname meaning ‘bear’ (Old Norse bjǫrn). The Norwegian name is often a shortened form of any of various habitational names from places named with this word, e.g. Bjørnsplass. In Swedish it is ornamental in some cases.