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What does Bjarn mean?

Bjarn Pronunciation of Bjarn [bjarn] as a name for boys. Bjarn means "bear". Bjarn is an alternate form of Bjorn (Scandinavian, Old Norse): variation of Bernard.

Associated with: bear.


Bjarn has 1 variant: Bjarne.

1 more related form via Bjorn: Bjorne.

Creative forms:
(male) Bearn, ..

(female) Bjabi, Bjare, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bjarn Johnnie (B.J.), ..

How popular is Bjarn?

Bjarn is an unusual given name for men. Bjarn is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Bjarn (outside Top 2000) is Bjorn (#1616 from recent data). Other forms, like Bjorne, are uncommon. Adoption of this form of Bjarn was widespread in 2015 (#1616). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bjorn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bjorn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bain, Ban, Bar, Bard, Bari, Barna, Barni, Barny, Baron, Barr, Bart, Bear, Bern, Blain, Born, Bourn, Brain, Bran, Brann, Burn, Byrn, Gjorn, Hearn and Kearn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bjarn.

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