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What does Burnell mean?

Burnell Pronunciation of Burnell as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Burnell is "small brown one".

ASSOCIATED WITH Bu-, -ell, small (little), brown


VARIANTS Bernelle, Burnel, Brunel, Brunell



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How popular is Burnell?

Burnell is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#8049 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Burnell was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #920 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Burnell is pronounced similarly to Bernal. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arnell, Bernald, Bernold (see Bernal), Bertell (see Berthold), Branwell, Buell, Burchell, Burne, Burnet, Burnett, Burney, Burrell, Carnell, Cornell, Curtell, Darnell, Durell, Durrell, Farnell, Kornell, Larnell, Lornell (see Lorne), Parnell, Pernell, Purcell and Vernell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Burnell.

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