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What does Bourn mean?

Bourn Pronunciation of Bourn [bourn] as a name for boys is of Middle English derivation, and the name Bourn means "stream; brook". Bourn is a variant form of Bourne (Middle English): place name. Bourn is also a derivative of Burns (Middle English).

Associated with: stream (river).


Bourn has 7 variants: Beirne, Born, Borne, Burn, Burne, Byrn and Byrne.

2 more relations via Bourne, Burns: Burney and Burnis.

Creative forms:
(male) Boure, Brourn, ..

(female) Bouba, Bouja, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bourn Jadon (B.J.), ..

How popular is Bourn?

Bourn is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#14737 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Burney, Burnis and Burns are the prominent related forms of Bourn (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Borne, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Bourn was well-received among parents 105 years ago (median #1909). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Bourn is alike in pronunciation to Bern, Berne, Biron, Bjorn, Bjorne and Buiron. Other recommended names are Bjarn, Boban, Boden, Bodin, Borg, Bourbon, Bourke, Bowen, Bowin, Boyn, Bruin, Burg, Burk, Burl, Burr, Burt, Coburn, Jorn and Lorn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bourn.

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