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What does Bunyan mean?

Bunyan Pronunciation of Bunyan [bun-yan] as a boys' name. English name of uncertain meaning, though it may be related to the French word "bon", or "good". The mythic lumberjack Paul Bunyan.

Associated with: good.


Creative forms:
(male) Bonyan, Butyan, ..

(female) Bunan, Bunlyn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bunyan Odin (B.O.), ..

How popular is Bunyan?

Bunyan is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#32161 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bunyan has not made it into the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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