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I love any name which an English speaker cannot correctly pronounce, even if he (she?) seriously tried. This is one of them.
angolmois  10/22/2019
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In 2018, 30 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Bjorn* who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 5485th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

*diacritics and punctuation don't appear in SSA data, so if a parent intended BJÖRN or BJØRN, that distinction is not reflected.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2018
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Björn Rune Borg is a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player widely considered to be one of the greatest in tennis history. Between 1974 and 1981 he became the first male professional to win 11 Grand Slam open era singles titles: six at the French Open and five consecutive at Wimbledon. He also won three year-end championships and 15 Grand Prix Super Series titles.
cutenose  4/14/2017
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Björn Ulvaeus, member of ABBA.
DundiculutNicholas  1/9/2017
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Isn't this a cognate of the Anglo-Saxon Beorn?
Kidwins9  2/14/2016
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Swedish biatlete Björn Ferry.
Hero76  10/28/2015
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The name of a character in the book West of the Moon. I love the meaning and the sense of mystery in the name itself.
al84  9/24/2015
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The name Bjorn was given to fifty-one baby boys born in the U.S. in 2013.
hkols  11/2/2014
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This name is used in Iceland. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  6/14/2013
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In Sweden Björn is pronounced pretty much like the English word yearn with a B (Byearn).
CN  1/15/2011
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I was never particularly fond of this name, to be honest, but it's grown on me. I'm now considering it in the combination Elliott Björn. The only thing that stops me from considering it as a first name is all the stupid pronunciations Björn Ulvaeus received; (b-JORN) being the main one that irritates me.
alicehartley4884  7/17/2010
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Bjorn Dixgard is a singer and guitarist of the Swedish band, Mando Diao.
Amalia  5/24/2009
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The "Ö" pronunciates like:
the "O" in "world"
the "I" in "Sir"
and the "U" in "Turn".
izzaw  8/5/2008
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The best pronunciation example I can think of is that it rhymes with the words "urn/burn" and "earn/yearn."
gixmonster  4/14/2008
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I really like this name, but it can get butchered. In the States we have a cat named BJÖRN (because it used to stand like a bear when a kitten), and every time we go to the vet, they say, "B...dgorn?" and it doesn't matter how many times I say it out loud for them.
gixmonster  4/14/2008
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Bjorn Borg was a top tennis player who ranked #1 in the world and is widely regarded as the greatest player in the history of the sport.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2007
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Yay! ABBA! This is a strange name, but at the same time, it has a very interesting tune to it.
stormy_lovegood  3/16/2007
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Beorn? Sorry, but not knowing how to pronounce the "o" with two dots over it, and knowing the "j" is pronounced like a "y", my mind jumped to pronouncing it like "bee-orn," which is also Beorn, a character from Lord of the Rings. Also, what's interesting is this name means "bear," and the character Beorn could turn into a bear. Hm.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2007
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If Beorn from LOTR could turn into a bear, it's likely his name is derived from the Old English word for bear. "eo" is a common grapheme in the Old English language (cf. "sweord" for sword). It should be fairly obvious that OE and Old Norse are very closely related languages and would be today were it not for the bastardizing influence of Norman French.
Midgard666  9/3/2007
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This seems to be just about one of the best names there is. Definitely. I love the feel of it. It sounds smart and intelligent. I just hope it doesn't turn yuppie and popular by the time I'm able to use this on a child.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2007
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This is my father's name. His mother was 19 when she got him, and I can't see a 19 year old giving her son the name Björn. But I think it's a nice name.
honungspinglan  1/7/2007
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Björn Ågren is guitarist in the band Razorlight.
Surreal  12/26/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Björn here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  10/24/2006
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Famous bearer is Björn Andresen who played the part of Tadzio in Luchino Viscont's film Death in Venice.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2006
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Two famous Swedes are Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA) and Björn Borg (the tenis player).
― Anonymous User  12/13/2005
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"Björn" is the modern Swedish word for bear as well.
Tango  3/31/2005

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