Bjørn

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See also: bjørn, björn, and Björn

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Bjørn

  1. A male given name derived from Old Norse meaning "bear" (bjørn), cognate to Swedish and Icelandic Björn.

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Bjǫrn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Bjørn m

  1. A male given name

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics [1]

  • son of Bjørn: Bjarnarson or Bjørnsson
  • daughter of Bjørn: Bjarnardóttir or Bjørnsdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Bjørn
Accusative Bjørn
Dative Bjørn, Birni
Genitive Bjarnar, Bjørns

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval short form of compound names containing the element Bjørn-, -bjørn, from Old Norse bjǫrn (bear), with identical meaning in modern Norwegian. Cognate with Danish Bjørn and Swedish Björn.

Proper noun[edit]

Bjørn

  1. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 39 822 males with the given name Bjørn living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.