Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Old Norse name derived from the elements áss "god" and bjǫrn "bear". It is therefore a cognate of Osborn.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesOsbeorn(Anglo-Saxon) Asbjørn, Esben, Bjarne, Ebbe(Danish) Osborn, Oz, Ozzie, Ozzy(English) Bjarni(Faroese) Ásbjörn, Bjarni(Icelandic) Asbjørn, Espen, Bjarne, Esben(Norwegian) Esbjörn, Asbjörn, Bjarne, Ebbe(Swedish)
Same SpellingÁsbjörn, Asbjörn, Asbjørn
User SubmissionÁsbjørn



Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry updated January 21, 2022