Bjorn

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
471
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bjorn

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Bjorn is of Scandinavian origin and means "Bear".
  • According to a user from Belgium, the name Bjorn is of Swedish origin and means "Brown bear".
Other origins: Norwegian

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Notable Persons Named Bjorn

Björn Ironside is royalty.

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Björn Borg is a tennis player. Björn was born on June 6th, 1956 in Stockholm.

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Björn Ulvaeus is a europop, folk rock, swedish folk music, euro disco, and schlager music musician. He plays Guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals. He was most prominent from 1963 to present. Björn was given the name Björn Kristian Ulvaeus on April 25th, 1945 in Gothenburg.

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Bjorn was born in California.

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Bjørn Dæhlie is a skier. Bjørn was born on June 19th, 1967 in Elverum,.

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Björn Gustafsson is an actor and comedian. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Björn was given the name Lars Björn Gustafsson on February 19th, 1986 in Gothenburg.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bjorn

Anna was born in 1955.

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Thomas Bjørn is a golf player.

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Kraus was born in 1969.

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Dinna was born on February 14th, 1947 in Copenhagen.

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Lars Bjorn is an athlete. He was most active from 1949 to 1966. Lars was born on December 16th, 1931 in Stockholm.

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Kristian was born on August 22nd, 1919. He passed away on April 1st, 1993.

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How popular is the baby name Bjorn in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1925 5 0 5
1944 5 0 5
1950 5 0 5
1951 5 0 5
1954 5 0 5
1956 7 0 7
1957 5 0 5
1960 9 0 9
1961 8 0 8
1962 11 0 11
1963 15 0 15
1964 13 0 13
1965 13 0 13
1966 13 0 13
1967 21 0 21
1968 20 0 20
1969 18 0 18
1970 27 0 27
1971 22 0 22
1972 17 0 17
1973 18 0 18
1974 22 0 22
1975 44 0 44
1976 45 0 45
1977 75 0 75
1978 65 0 65
1979 61 0 61
1980 88 0 88
1981 80 0 80
1982 61 0 61
1983 55 0 55
1984 60 0 60
1985 51 0 51
1986 62 0 62
1987 34 0 34
1988 48 0 48
1989 58 0 58
1990 37 0 37
1991 38 0 38
1992 37 0 37
1993 52 0 52
1994 36 0 36
1995 39 0 39
1996 31 0 31
1997 40 0 40
1998 51 0 51
1999 41 0 41
2000 55 0 55
2001 65 0 65
2002 48 0 48
2003 42 0 42
2004 68 0 68
2005 59 0 59
2006 55 0 55
2007 65 0 65
2008 51 0 51
2009 42 0 42
2010 53 0 53
2011 49 0 49
2012 35 0 35
2013 51 0 51
2014 63 0 63
2015 99 0 99
2016 151 0 151
2017 216 0 216

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Popularity of Bjorn as a first name

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Popularity of Bjorn as a last name

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Common last names for Bjorn

  • Bjornson
  • Andersen
  • Hansen
  • Bjornsen

Common first names for Bjorn

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bjorn U.S.
  White 94.06% 64.26%
  African American 2.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bjorn

People with the last name Bjorn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bjorn

  • How Popular is the name Bjorn? Bjorn is the 5,408th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bjorn was the 45,412th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bjorn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,840 babies born with the first name Bjorn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bjorn to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bjorn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bjorn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bjorn is Sunday, September 20th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Bjorn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bjorn was in 2017 with a total of 216 babies.
  • Random Bjorn Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bjorn is not a popular baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, only 8 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Bjorn: Your name in reverse order is Nrojb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bjnro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bjorn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 471 people with the last name Bjorn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bjorn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bjorn as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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