Origin: Danish/Norwegian/Swedish/Old Norse
The name is derived from an Old Norse by name meaning “bear.” In modern Scandinavian languages, the modern word for bear is still björn (Swedish) and bjørn (Danish/Norwegian).
Other forms of the name include:
Bersi (Faroese/Icelandic/Old Norse)
A few feminine forms include the Iceland and Faroese Bera, Birna and Bersa.
Bjorn is also used in German-speaking countries and in the Netherlands.
The designated name-day in Sweden is June 18.