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Branca

What does Branca mean?

Branca Pronunciation of Branca [bran-ca] as a girls' name. The name Branca means "white, pure". Branca is an alternate form of Blanche (Old French, Old German): originally a form for a blonde.

Associated with: white, pure (virgin).

Variations

5 related forms via Blanche: Bellanca, Bianca, Blanca, Blanch and Blanka.

Creative forms:
(female) Branta, Brenca, ..

(male) Branar, Branke, ..

Middle name pairings:
Branca Marcella (B.M.), ..

How popular is Branca?

Branca is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#19587 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Branca (outside Top 2000) are Bianca (#379 from current records), Blanca (#1783), Blanche and Blanch. Usage of these relations of Branca reached its apex during the years 1890-1899 (average #1096) and has become significantly less since, with forms such as Blanch going out of style. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bianca, Blanca, Blanch, Blanche in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bianca outside U.S.

Similar Names

Branca is pronounced similarly to Branka. Other suggested similar names are Arancha, Aranka, Aranza, Beonca, Beranice, Beranyce, Biancha, Bianka, Bionca, Blancha, Blanda, Bracha, Brana, Brand, Branda, Brande, Brandea, Brandi, Brandy, Brani, Branice, Brann, Breana, Breanda, Breanna, Brenda, Brenna, Briana, Brianda, Brianna, Brina, Brinda, Brinna, Bronach, Bronia, Bronya, Bruna, Bryana, Bryanna, Bryna, Brynda, Brynna, Byanca, Eraca, Franca, France, Franci, Francia, Frania, Franka, Grania, Granya, Laranca (see Laura), Orania, Urania, Uranya and Vianca. These names tend to be more frequently used than Branca.

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