First name origin & meaning:
Irish: Lives near the pale bridge, bridge over white water
First name variations: Bainbrydge, Banbrigge, Baine, Bayn, Bayne, Baynn, Bain
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from Bainbridge in North Yorkshire,
named for the Bain river on which it stands (which is named with Old
Norse beinn ‘straight’) + Old English brycg ‘bridge’.
- A family of this name was very prominent in Princeton, NJ, from the
mid 17th century.
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