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Gender: Male Pronunciation: BYORN Meaning of Bjorn: "bear" Origin of Bjorn: Swedish Bjorn's Popularity in 2017: #953

The name Bjorn is a boy's name of Swedish origin meaning "bear". Bjorn is ranked #953 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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.

Find other names based on Bjorn using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Bjorn

Björn Ironside, legendary King of Sweden
Björn Kristian Ulvaeus, Swedish musician of band ABBA
Björn Rune Borg, Swedish tennis player
Björn Werner, German-born NFL football player
Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson, Icelandic footballer
Björn Engels, Belgian footballer
Björn Karl Michael Wirdheim, Swedish racing driver

Pop Culture References for the name Bjorn

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

Bjorne, Bjarn, Bjame, Bjarne, Bernard


hollyrose90 Says:


All I can think of is the baby carrier branded Baby Bjorn.

Vega Says:


Shouldn't it be Björn? I'm Swedish myself

SimoneKadele Says:


Like this.

BjornandSage Says:


I would totally consider this if my horse wasn't named Bjorn...

raevynstar Says:


Meh. Good enough to make my list, not as good as Finn or Kai.