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What does Bjarne mean?

Bjarne Pronunciation of Bjarne [bjarne] as a name for boys has the meaning "bear". Bjarne is an alternate form of Bjorn (Scandinavian, Old Norse): version of Bernard.

Associated with: bear.


Bjarne has 1 variant: Bjarn.

1 more related form via Bjorn: Bjorne.

Creative forms:
(male) Bjare, ..

(female) Bjarte, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bjarne Kylar (B.K.), ..

How popular is Bjarne?

Bjarne is a rare given name for males. Bjarne is an equivalently rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent related form of Bjarne (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Bjorn (#1616 via latest list). Adoption of this relation of Bjarne is at its apex presently (usage of 0.01%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aherne, Bain, Bairre, Bajardo (see Bayard), Bake, Ban, Bane, Banner, Barde, Bardo, Barend, Bari, Barker, Barna, Barnes, Barnet, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Baronet, Barry, Bart, Bayne, Bear, Beatie, Beirne, Beirney (see Burney), Berle, Bern, Bernd, Berne, Bernie, Bernt, Birnie, Blade, Blaine, Blaize, Blake, Blane, Blase, Blayne, Bodine, Boine, Boone, Born, Borne, Bourne, Bradie, Brae, Brannt (see Brant), Brant, Burn, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Burney, Burns, Byrne, Carne, Channe, Crane, Dwane, Fane, Hearne, Kairne, Kane, Keane, Kearne, Laine, Payne, Rane, Shayne, Thane and Thayne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bjarne.

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