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What does Brunell mean?

Brunell Pronunciation of Brunell [brunell] as a boys' name is an Old French name, and Brunell means "small brown one". Brunell is an alternate spelling of Burnell (Old French).

Associated with: small (little), brown.


Brunell has 1 variant: Brunel.

2 more relations via Burnell: Bernelle and Burnel.

Creative forms:
(male) Barnell, Birnell, ..

(female) Brubel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brunell Jules (B.J.), ..

How popular is Brunell?

Brunell is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#14764 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Brunell (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 is Burnell. Other forms, like Bernelle, are uncommon. This form of Brunell was favored as a baby name in the 1920s (adoption of 0.01%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Brunell is pronounced similarly to Branwell, Branwill and Branwyll. Other recommended names are Ardell, Ariell, Arnell, Arondell, Arundell (see Arundel), Aryell, Avenell, Bedell, Bell, Bertell (see Berthold), Birchell, Blondell, Boswell, Brammell, Bramwell, Brandell, Branly, Brently, Brickell, Brindly, Brinly, Bromwell, Bruce, Brucey, Bruno, Brunon, Brynly, Buel, Buell, Burchell, Burrell, Carnell, Connell, Cornell, Crandell, Crowell, Danell, Darnell, Donell, Donnell, Durell, Euell, Farnell, Kinnell, Kornell, Larnell, Lennell, Lionell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lornell (see Lorne), Lyinell, Maurell, Orvell (see Orville), Parnell, Parrnell, Pernell, Ranell, Raynell, Ronell, Ronnell, Trumbell, Tynell, Vernell and Yudell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brunell.

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