Gender: Masculine
Origin: Norwegian/Old Norse
Meaning: “black bear; coal bear.”

The name is composed of the Old Norse elements, kol (coal) possibly referring to blackness and bjorn meaning “bear.”

Other forms include the Norwegian Kolbeinn and the Swedish Kolbjörn.

The designated name-day in Norway is June 9.


  1. http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Norwegian_Name_Days

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