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What does Burnet mean?

Burnet Pronunciation of Burnet [bur-net] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Burnet) is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Burnet is "brown". Surname used as a given name, mostly in the 19th century. It may be related to a brook ("burn" in Old English).

Associated with: brown, surname, 19th century, brook (river), old.


Burnet has 3 variants: Bernet, Bernett and Burnett.

Creative forms:
(male) Brannet, ..

(female) Burdet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Burnet Ronaldo (B.R.), ..

How popular is Burnet?

Burnet is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#37094 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Burnet (outside Top 2000) is Burnett. This form of Burnet was favored as a birth name a century ago (#1128). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Burnet is pronounced similarly to Barnet and Barnett. Other suggested similar names are Arnet, Baret, Barnes, Barney, Baronet, Baronett (see Barnett), Barret, Benet, Bennet, Bernd, Berndt, Berne, Bernt, Birket (see Birkett), Birney, Borne, Bourne, Brandt, Brannt (see Brant), Brant, Brantt (see Brant), Brendt, Brennt (see Brent), Brent, Brentt, Bret, Bryent, Burdett, Burges, Burke, Burket, Burkett, Burle, Burley, Burn, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnell, Burney, Burnie, Burnis, Burns, Burt, Burtt, Byrne, Byrnes, Garnet, Ornet and Turner. These names tend to be more commonly used than Burnet.

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