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What does Burn mean?

Burn Pronunciation of Burn [burn] as a name for boys is of Middle English origin, and Burn means "stream; brook". Burn is a version of Bourne (Middle English): place name. Burn is also a derivative of Burns (Middle English).

Associated with: stream (river).


Burn has 7 variants: Beirne, Born, Borne, Bourn, Burne, Byrn and Byrne.

3 more different relations via Bourne, Burns: Burney, Burnis and Byrnes.

Creative forms:
(male) Barn, Birn, ..

(female) Buin, Bura, ..

Middle name pairings:
Burn Dustin (B.D.), ..

How popular is Burn?

Burn is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#17351 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Burn (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Burns, Burnis and Burney. Other forms, like Byrne, are uncommon. These relations of Burn reached the height of their popularity 105 years ago. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Burney, Burnis, Burns in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Burn is alike in pronunciation to Bern, Berne, Biron, Bjorn, Bjorne and Buiron. Other recommended names are Arn, Bain, Ban, Bar, Bard, Bari, Barna, Barni, Barny, Baron, Barr, Bart, Ben, Benn, Berg, Berk, Berl, Bernd, Bernt, Berny, Bert, Bird, Biren, Birk, Birny (see Birney), Bjarn, Borg, Boyn, Bran, Bren, Bri, Bron, Bruin, Bryn, Buck, Bud, Budd, Buel, Buhl, Burch, Burg, Burgh, Burk, Burke, Burl, Burle, Burlin, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Burnie, Burr, Burt, Burton, Burtt, Burty, Buzz, Byran, Byrd, Byren, Byron, Ern, Hern, Jorn, Kern, Lorn, Tern and Vern. These names tend to be more frequently used than Burn.

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