Meaning and name origin
Burnis \b(u)-rnis, bur-nis\ as a boy's name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Burnis is "brook". Burnis is a variant of Burns (Middle English): originally a surname for families living close to a stream.
Burnis is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Burnis for boys. Burnis has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).