Björn

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See also: björn, bjørn, and Bjørn

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Björn

  1. A male given name borrowed from Swedish in the 1930s.

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Björn

  1. A male given name meaning ‘bear’ (see björn)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Bjǫrn, from bjǫrn (bear), with identical meaning in modern Swedish. Runic name revived since 1816. Cognate with Danish and Norwegian Bjørn.

Proper noun[edit]

Björn

  1. A male given name.
  2. (rare) A surname​.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 61 321 males with the given name Björn (and 1708 persons with the surname Björn) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.