PDA

View Full Version : Scandinavian Names related to the Bear?



KveldulfR
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, 01:07 AM
What were some popular Germanic names in Scandinavia during the Viking Age that used bear imagery in them?

Þoreiðar
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, 05:31 AM
I'm not sure I understand your question correctly, but 'Sigbjørn' (meaning 'victory bear') is the only name (dating back to Norse times) I know of that contains the word 'bear'. It is used to some extent today, as well.

Hersir
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, 07:21 AM
Modern and old names with Bjørn:

Bjørn Erik / Bjørn-Erik
Bjørn Olav
Bjørn Arild
Bjørn Gunnar
Bjørn Kristian / Bjørn Christian
Bjørn Roar
Bjørn Åge
Bjørn Arvid
Bjørn Tore

Asbjørn
Torbjørn / Thorbjørn
Bjørnar
Oddbjørn
Sigbjørn
Vebjørn
Kolbjørn
Herbjørn