First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Brook
First name variations: Byrne, Burney, Beirne, Burne
Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who
lived by a stream or streams, from the Middle English nominative
plural or genitive singular of burn (see Bourne).
- Scottish: variant of Burnhouse, habitational name from a
place named with burn ‘stream’ + house ‘house’.
- Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin (see
- Jewish (American): Americanized and shortened form
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