Gender: Masculine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “bright; light.”

The name is a modern Icelandic and Faroese form of the Old Norse male name, Bjartr, which comes directly from the word, “bright; light.” The name shares the same etymology with Bjørt, Bertha and Bert.

As of 2010, Bjartur was the 8th most popular male name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Bjarti (Faroese)
  • Bjartur (Faroese/Icelandic)
  • Bjart(e) (Norwegian)
  • Bjerte (Norwegian)
  • Bjartr (Old Norse)