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What does Brown mean?

Brown Pronunciation of Brown [brown] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin. Surname. The name was probably given in reference to brown hair or eyes.

Associated with: surname, brown.


Creative forms:
(male) Bown, Browen, ..

(female) Brona, Browny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brown Abner (B.A.), ..

How popular is Brown?

Brown is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#4 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Brown entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #727 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Brown is pronounced similarly to Brain, Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Brian, Brien, Brion, Bron, Bruin, Bryan, Bryen, Bryn and Bryon. Other suggested similar names are Baron, Biron, Bjorn, Born, Bow, Bowen, Bowin, Boyn, Broc, Brock, Brod, Broden, Brody, Brogan, Brok, Brook, Brose, Byron and Tirown (see Tyrone). These names tend to be more frequently used than Brown.