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What does Birney mean?

Birney Pronunciation of Birney [bir-ney] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Birney is "island with the brook". Place name.

Associated with: old english, brook (river).


Birney has 4 variants: Birnie, Birny, Burney and Burnie.

Creative forms:
(male) Breney, ..

(female) Birna, Birni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Birney Keanu (B.K.), ..

How popular is Birney?

Birney is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#18551 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Birney (not ranked) are Burnie and Burney. These relations of Birney reached the apex of their popularity in the 1900s (median #1459). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Burney, Burnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Birney and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Birney is pronounced similarly to Barna, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Beirney, Beirnie, Bernie and Berny. Other recommended names are Arney, Barnes, Barnet, Barren, Barrey, Beirne, Bern, Berne, Bernet, Binky, Biren, Birkee, Birket (see Birkett), Birkey, Birkley, Birky, Birley, Birly, Biron, Blaney, Born, Borne, Bourne, Bren, Brien, Bryen, Burley, Burn, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Byren, Byrley, Byrn, Byrne, Byrnes, Carney, Corney, Karney, Kinney, Kirbey (see Kirby), Pitney, Sidney, Sivney, Tiarney, Tierney and Verney. These names tend to be more frequently used than Birney.

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