BJÖRN

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Name Element


Origin and Meaning

Brown Bear us fish.jpg
Bear
Image by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,[1]
licensed as public domain

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*bernu- = 'bear' [2]
*bernu- = 'bear', 'hero', 'warrior' [3]
*beranu- = 'bear', 'hero', 'warrior' [3]
*beran- = 'bear', 'hero', 'warrior' [3]

Proto Norse

*bernuR = 'bear' [4]

Old Norse

bjǫrn = 'bear' [2] [5] [6]
biǫrn = 'bear' [4] [3]

Old Swedish

biorn = 'bear' [4] [7] [5]

Old Danish

biorn = 'bear' [4]

Swedish

björn = 'bear' [5]

Danish/Norwegian

bjørn = 'bear' [8]

Old Saxon

bern = 'bear', 'hero', 'warrior' [9]
bern- = 'bear' [6]
bero = 'bear', 'hero', 'warrior' [9]

Old Frisian

bern- = 'bear' [6]

Old High German

bero = 'bear', 'hero', 'warrior' [3]
bern- = 'bear' [6]

Old English

beorn = 'bear' [3]
beorn- = 'bear' [6]

Related Names

See Ben (Frisian, Low German), Bero/Bern (German) and Biǫrn (Norse)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Aðalbjörn (Norse) and Adalbero (German)
AGI see Ábiǫrn
AI see Æbiǫrn
ALF see Alfbjǫrn
ANA see Ábiǫrn
ANU see Ábiǫrn
ARN see Arnbjǫrn
AS see Ásbiǫrn (Norse) and Osbeorn (English)
ASK see Askbjörn
AUD see Auðbiǫrn (Norse) and Edbjørn (English/Norse)
AUST see Austbiǫrn
BOT see Bótbjǫrn
DAG see Dagbjørn
DIS see Bjarndís
DYR see Dýrbiǫrn
EIN see Æbiǫrn
ELD see Eldbjørn
EY see Bjarney and Øybiǫrn
FAR see Farbiǫrn
FAST see Fastbiǫrn
FINN see Bjarnfinnur and Finnbjǫrn
FOLK see Folkbiǫrn
FREJ see Frøybiǫrn
FRID see Bjarnfreður and Friðbiǫrn
FRÍÐ see Bjarnfríður
GEIR see Geirbiǫrn and BiarngæiRR
GERD see Bjarngerður
GRIM see Bjarngrímur
GUD see Guðbiǫrn
GUNN see Gunnbiǫrn
HAD see Håbjørn
HAFR see Hafrbjǫrn
HALL see Hallbiǫrn
HAR see Håbjørn
HARD see Berinhart (German)
HEÐIN see Heðinbiǫrn and Bjarnheðinn
HEGG see Hægbiǫrn
HEID see Bjarnheiður
HER see Herbiǫrn and Bjarnar (Norse) and Bernher (German)
HILD see Bjarnhildr (Norse) and Bernhild (German) and Hildibjörn (Norse)
HOLM see Holmbiǫrn
HROD see Hróðbiǫrn
HROSS see Hrossbjǫrn
HUG see Hugbiǫrn
HUN see Húnbjörn
HUS see Húsbiǫrn
see Håbjørn
HÖFÐI see Biarnhǫfði
IGUL see Ígulbiǫrn
ING see Ingibjǫrn
-ingr-ending see Birningr
IS see Ísbjörn
see Ióbiǫrn
JON see Jónbjörn
JOR see Iǫfurbiǫrn
KARL see Bjǫrnkarl
KETILL see Kætilbiǫrn and Bjǫrnketill
KOL see Kolbjǫrn
KRIST see Kristbjörn
KVIG see Kvígbiǫrn
LAUG see BiarnlaugR
LEIF see Bjarnleifur
LIKN see Líknbiǫrn
LIND see Berlind
LYD see Lýðbiǫrn
MAGN see Mæginbiǫrn
MANN see Mannbjørn
MARR see Marbjörn
MOD see Bjarnmóðr
MUND see Bjermund
NEF see Næfbiǫrn
NES see Næsbiǫrn
NOR see Norbjørn
NY see Bjarnný and Berny
ODD see Bjørnodd and Oddbjǫrn
RAGN see Ragnbiǫrn
RAUÐ see Rauðbjǫrn
RUN see Bjarnrún and Runbiorn
SAX see Saxbjǫrn
SE see Sǽbiǫrn
SIG see Sigbiǫrn
SKJÖLD see Skjaldbjǫrn
SNÆ see Snøybiǫrn
SnærriR see Snærri-Biǫrn
SOL see Salbjǫrn
STEIN see Stæinbiǫrn and Bjørnstein
STIG see Stigbjörn
STJÄRN see Bjørnstjerne
STOD see Stóðbiǫrn
STYN see Stynbiǫrn
STYR see Styrbiǫrn
SVAN see Svanbjörn
SVEIN see Sveinbjǫrn
ULF see Bjǫrnulfr and Ulfbiorn
UNN see Unnbjörn
VAL see Valbjǫrn
VALD see Valbjǫrn and Bjørnvald and Bernwald (German)
VARD see Bjarnvarður
VEIG see Bjarnveig
VI see Víbiǫrn
VID see Viðbiǫrn and Biornvidh
VIG see Vígbiǫrn
VILL see Villbjörn
ÖL see Olbjørn
ÞING see Þingbiǫrn
ÞJOÐ see Þjóðbjǫrn
ÞOR see Þórbiǫrn and Bjarnþór
ÞRUÐ see Bjarnþrúður

First Element Forms

Ber- Beren- Berin- Bern-
Biarn-
Biorn-
Biǫrn-
Bjarn-
Bjern-
Bjønn- Björn- Bjørn- Bjǫrn-
Peen- Pen-
Vern-

Last Element Forms

-ben
-beorn
-bera -bern -bernus
-biorn -biornn
-biörn -biǫrn
-bjarni
-björn -bjørn -bjǫrn
-born -borne
-bourne
-byorn
-byrn
-börn
-pirn

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, source & license
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  7. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  8. Hjalmar Falk & Alf Torp: Etymologisk ordbok over det norske og det danske sprog (1999)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Wilhelm Schlaug: Die altsächsischen Personennamen vor dem Jahre 1000 (1962)