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What does Burney mean?

Burney Pronunciation of Burney [bur-ney] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Burney is "island of the brook". Place name.

Associated with: old english, brook (river).


Burney has 3 variants: Beirney, Beirnie and Burnie.

Affiliated boy names: Birney and Burns.

Creative forms:
(male) Berney, Braney, ..

(female) Buren, Burni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Burney Deacon (B.D.), ..

How popular is Burney?

Burney is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3762 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Burney reached its peak rank of #1170 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Burns and Burnie are the popular related forms of Burney ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Burney reached its highest during 1910-1919 (median #1819).

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

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

Similar Names

Burney is alike in pronunciation to Barna, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Bernie, Berny, Birnie and Birny. Other recommended names are Arney, Barnes, Barnet, Barren, Barrey, Beirne, Bern, Berne, Bernet, Biren, Birkey, Birley, Blaney, Born, Borne, Bourn, Bourne, Bren, Brien, Bryen, Buckey, Buddey, Burges, Burke, Burket, Burle, Burley, Burn, Burnaby, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnell, Burnet, Burnett, Burnis, Burty, Busbey, Byren, Byrley, Byrn, Byrne, Byrnes, Carney, Corney, Curley, Currey, Fursey, Hurley, Karney, Murfey (see Murphy), Murrey, Sunney, Turner and Verney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Burney.

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