Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Old Norse diminutive of Bjǫrn and other names containing the element bjǫrn meaning "bear".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesOsbeorn(Anglo-Saxon) Asbjørn, Bjarne, Bjørn, Esben, Torben, Bjarke, Ebbe, Tarben, Thorben, Thorbjørn(Danish) Bear, Osborn, Oz, Ozzie, Ozzy(English) Björn, Thorben, Torben, Bjoern(German) Asbjørn, Bjarne, Bjørn, Espen, Torbjørn, Esben, Thorbjørn(Norwegian) Bjarne, Björn, Esbjörn, Torbjörn, Asbjörn, Björne, Ebbe, Thorbjörn(Swedish) Ber(Yiddish)



Sources & References

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