Bjorn

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Bjorn/Björn/Bjørn
Pronunciation Swedish: [bjœːɳ]
Icelandic: [ˈpjœrtn̥]
German: [bjœɐ̯n]
Dutch: [ˈbjɵrn]
Gender male
Language(s) Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese, Dutch, German, Finnish
Origin
Meaning Bear
Region of origin Germanic
Other names
Alternative spelling Bjørn, Bjõrn, Beorn, Bjôrn, Biorn
Related names Bjarne, Bjarni, Birni

Bjorn (English, Dutch), Björn (Swedish, Icelandic, Dutch and German), Bjørn (Faroese, Norwegian, and Danish), Bjőrn (Hungarian), Beorn (Old English) or, rarely, Bjôrn, Biorn, or Latinized Biornus, Brum (Portuguese), is a Germanic male given name, or less often a surname. The name means "bear" (the animal). In Finnish and Finland Swedish, sometimes also in Sweden Swedish, the nickname Nalle ("teddy bear") refers to Björn.

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