Bjorn Origin and Meaning

The name Bjorn is a boy's name of Swedish origin meaning "bear".

Bjorn is one of the most recognizable Scandinavian names, thanks in large part to tennis great Björn Borg, winner of five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles and six French opens and something of a rock star figure.

Bjorn has been in use since the days of the Vikings, but got a boost in popularity when Borg ruled the courts. There have also been other notable Bjorns in various fields in Sweden, Norway and Germany, ranging from the first king of Norway to a member of the pop group ABBA.

And if you do pick this name for your son, your baby Bjorn can be carried around in a Baby Bjorn.

# 801 in the US

Bjorn Rank in US Top 1000

# 948 on Nameberry

Bjorn Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Bjorn Popularity

Famous People Named Bjorn

  • Björn Ironsidelegendary King of Sweden
  • Björn Kristian UlvaeusSwedish musician of band ABBA
  • Björn Rune BorgSwedish tennis player
  • Björn WernerGerman,born NFL football player
  • Björn Bergmann SigurðarsonIcelandic footballer
  • Björn EngelsBelgian footballer
  • Björn Karl Michael WirdheimSwedish racing driver

Bjorn in Pop Culture

  • Bjorncharacter in "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Bjorn Beakercharacter in The Sims video game series
  • Bjorncharacter from the TV show Vikings, based on Bjorn Ironside