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Bruce meaning and name origin

Bruce \b-ru-ce\ as a boy's name is pronounced brooce. It is of Norman French origin. Transferred use of the Scottish surname. Originally a Norman baronial name and place name. The Bruces were an influenctial Norman family in Scottish affairs in the early Middle Ages. The tale of its most famous member, Robert "the Bruce", King of Scotland in the 14th century, who watched and learned the value of perseverance from a spider repeatedly climbing up again after being knocked down, has become a part of the world's folklore. Rock musician Bruce Springsteen; actor Bruce Willis.

Bruce has 2 variant forms: Brucey and Brucie.

For more information, see also related names Robert and Brewster.

Baby names that sound like Bruce are Brice and Bryce.

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Popularity of Bruce

Bruce is a very popular first name for men (#67 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#541 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Bruce
Popularity of Bruce