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What does Brunel mean?

Brunel Pronunciation of Brunel [brunel] as a boys' name is an Old French name, and the meaning of Brunel is "small brown one". Brunel is a version of Burnell (Old French). See also Lebrun.

Associated with: small (little), brown.


Brunel has 1 variant: Brunell.

1 more different relation via Burnell: Burnel.

Creative forms:
(male) Brubel, ..

(female) Brube, Brunat, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brunel Finnian (B.F.), ..

How popular is Brunel?

Brunel is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#104819 out of 150436, Top 70%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Burnell is the only prominent varying form of Brunel (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Brunell, are uncommon. Adoption of this form of Brunel was common among parents a century ago (#920). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Brunel is alike in pronunciation to Branwell. Other recommended names are Arnel, Arthel, Arundel, Aryel, Avenel, Bane, Banner, Barnes, Barney, Baronet, Baumer, Benne, Bernal, Berne, Bernet, Bertel, Betuel, Blane, Bonner, Boone, Borne, Boyne, Bradey, Bramwel, Branch, Brand, Branden, Branko, Branlea (see Branley), Branlee, Branley, Branly, Brann, Bransen, Branten, Brantt (see Brant), Brazer, Bren, Brendt, Brenley (see Brinley), Brent, Brently, Brewer, Brickel, Brien, Brinlee, Brinley, Brinly, Broden, Brodey, Bron, Bronsen, Bruce, Brucey, Bruno, Brunon, Brutus, Bryce, Bryen, Bryley (see Briley), Bryn, Brynlee, Brynly, Buel, Buell, Burne, Byrne, Darnel, Franzel, Leonel, Oriel, Pauel, Uriel and Ursel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brunel.

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