Origin of the name PREBEN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name PREBEN.
contraction of Danish Predbiorn
(q.v.), probably meaning "upright bear." See Yonge's note
... Then he spoke of the
wedding-day; his eyes sparkled and he seemed to live that happy time
over again, whilst she lay in the little room close by—dead—an old
woman; and he was an old man speaking of the days of hope. Yes,
yes, such is life! At that time I was only a child, and now I am
old—as old as Preben Schwane. Time passes, and all things
change... (Stories & Fairy
Tales, Andersen-Sommer, 1897).