Show ContentsBjorn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the distinguished Bjorn family can be traced to the rugged Scandinavian country of Norway. The surname Bjorn is derived from the Old Norse personal name Bjorn, which means bear. The suffix -sen and its variants are translatable as son of.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bjorn (post 1700) +

  • Jocelyn Bjorn Lovell (1950-2016), English-born, Canadian three-time gold medalist cyclist who was injured by a truck while in training making him a quadriplegic, inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1985
  • Ronald Bjorn Jensen (b. 1936), American mathematician awarded the Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research in 2003
  • Herman Bjorn Dahle (1855-1920), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1899-1903 [1]
  • Bjorn Klaassen, Dutch animator, known for Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds (2017), Horizon Zero Dawn (2017) and The Division 2 (2019)
  • Bjorn Merten, former American football placekicker who played from 1993 to 1996 for the UCLA Bruins
  • Bjorn Alberic Basson (b. 1987), South African professional rugby union player
  • Bjorn Staib, Norwegian polar explorer

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook