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What does Burnett mean?

Burnett Pronunciation of Burnett [bur-nett] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Burnett) is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Burnett is "brown". May sometimes be used in reference to the plant "Sanguisorba minor", known as "burnet", whose leaves are used for salad. See Sorrel and Fennel.

Associated with: brown.


Burnett has 1 variant: Burnet.

1 masculine form: Lebrun.

Creative forms:
(female) Bronett, Bunnett, ..


Middle name pairings:
Burnett Milani (B.M.), ..

How popular is Burnett?

Burnett is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#517 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Burnett has not been recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Burnett name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Burnett is alike in pronunciation to Bernette. Other suggested similar names are Anett, Annett, Arnett, Babbett, Babett, Barbette, Beckett, Benetta, Beret, Berett, Berget, Bergett (see Bridget), Bergette, Bernadett, Bernaetta (see Bernadette), Bernee, Berneen (see Bernadine), Berneta, Bernetta, Bernita, Bett, Birget, Birgett, Birgetta (see Birgit), Birgitt, Bret, Brett, Bretta, Brette, Briet, Brieta, Brietta, Briette, Brigett, Britt, Brunetta, Brunette, Bunnee, Bunty, Byrget, Byrgitt, Janett, Jinnett, Juliett, Linett, Lynett, Lynnett, Ornett (see Arnette) and Orrnett (see Arnette). These names tend to be more commonly used than Burnett.

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