Meaning and Origin of: Bjorn

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Bold as a bear
  • Scandinavian : Bear

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.