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What does Bruin mean?

Bruin Pronunciation of Bruin [bru-in] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the name Bruin means "brown". Bruin is a variant form of Bruno (Old German).

Associated with: brown.


2 relations via Bruno: Bruino and Brunon.

Creative forms:
(male) Birin, Buin, ..

(female) Bruia, Bruie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bruin Clarence (B.C.), ..

How popular is Bruin?

Bruin is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#34673 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Bruno (#710 from current records) is the only popular alternative form of Bruin (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Brunon, are uncommon. This form of Bruin was popular as a birth name 105 years ago (#298) and is somewhat less common today (#710, 46.2%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bruno in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bruin is alike in pronunciation to Brain, Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Brian, Brien, Brion, Bron, Brown, Bryan, Bryen, Bryn and Bryon. Other recommended names are Aluin, Ardin, Arin, Arlin, Armin, Arrin, Arvin, Arwin, Bain, Bartin, Bergin, Berlin, Bertin, Berwin, Bevin, Birgin, Blain, Bodin, Bordin, Bourn, Bowin, Bradin, Bri, Brik, Brit, Bruce, Brucie, Bruto, Brysin, Burlin, Burn, Crain, Erin, Ermin, Ernin, Ervin, Erwin, Irvin, Irwin, Orin, Orlin, Orrin, Orsin, Orvin, Orwin and Quin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bruin.

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