Espen is a Norwegian and Danish male given name. In Norway it reached the peak of its popularity between 1970 and 1990, during which period approximately 1.1% of children were given the name.
Origin and variants:
It originated as a variant of Asbjørn or Esben.
Notable people with this name include:
Espen Berntsen, Norwegian football referee,
Espen Bredesen, Norwegian ski jumper,
Espen Knutsen, Norwegian ice hockey player,
Espen Lind, Norwegian musician,
Espen Rud, Norwegian jazz musician,
Espen Skjønberg, Norwegian actor