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Gender: M Pronunciation: BYURN or BYORN Meaning of Bjorn: "bear" Origin of Bjorn: Swedish

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.

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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, character from the TV show Vikings
Bjorn Beaker, character in The Sims video game series

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