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Gender: Male Meaning of Espen: "god bear" Origin of Espen: Scandinavian

The name Espen is a boy's name meaning "god bear". Espen and is often added to lists like Baby Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Strong and unusual Scandinavian name, but with two possible pitfalls: people might mis-hear it as Aspen, or associate it with sports network ESPN.

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Famous People Named Espen

Espen Lind, Norwegian musician
Espen Fadnes, Norwegian multisport extreme athlete

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