Björn

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Iceland Icelandic
Finland Finnish

Origin and Meaning

Swedish and Icelandic younger form of Biǫrn [1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

See Biǫrn

Patronyms (male)

Bjarnarsson Iceland
Björninpoika Finland
Björnsson Iceland Sweden

Patronyms (female)

Bjarnardóttir Iceland
Björnintytär Finland
Björnsdotter Sweden
Björnsdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Björn
Genitive: Björnin
Partitive: Björniä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Björn
Accusative: Björn
Dative: Birni
Genitive: Björns / Bjarnar
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Björn
Genitive: Björns

Name Days

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

11 October

Sweden Sweden

18 June

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Namesakes

  • Björn Holmgren (9 November 1920 - 17 September 2016), Swedish ballet dancer and choreographer
  • Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (born 25 April 1945), member of the former Swedish band ABBA
  • Björn Gösta Tryggve Granath (5 April 1946 – 5 February 2017), Swedish actor
  • Björn Nils Olof Skifs (born 20 April 1947), Swedish singer, songwriter, actor, and screenwriter
  • Björn Rune Borg (born 6 June 1956), Swedish tennis player
  • Björn Roger Bengtsson (born 1973), Swedish actor
  • Lars Björn Gustafsson (born 1986), Swedish comedian and actor

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[6]
3 35 36164 61493
Denmark Denmark[7]
0 n.a. 147 n.a.
Norway Norway[8]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[9]
0 0 n.a. 2752
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Björn(m) Sources: [6][7][8][9]

Sources: [6] [7] [8] [9]

References

  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  3. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi