What does Burnie mean?
Burnie [burnie] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the name Burnie means "island with the brook; island of the brook". Burnie is a variant form of Birney (Old English): place name. Burnie is also a derivative of Burney (Old English).
(male) Branie, Burnne, ..
(female) Burnce, Burnni, .. Middle name pairings:
Burnie Graydon (B.G.), ..
How popular is Burnie?
Burnie is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#90652 out of 150436, Top 60%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Burnie reached its top rank of #1242 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Burney is the only other prominent related form of Burnie. Adoption of these forms of Burnie was at its most widespread during 1900-1909 (average #1459).
Burnie is pronounced similarly to Barna, Barney▼, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Bernie▼ and Berny. Other suggested similar names are Arnie, Barrie, Beirne, Bennie▼, Berkie, Bern, Berne, Bernis, Bertie, Berwin, Birkie (see Birkey), Birlie, Born, Borne, Bourn, Bourne, Brain, Brien, Bruin, Buckie, Buddie, Burke, Burle, Burlie, Burlin, Burn, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Burnis, Burns, Busbie, Buzzie, Byrdie, Byrn, Byrne, Currie, Ernie▼, Murfie (see Murphy) and Sunnie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Burnie.See names in meaning and etymology.