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What does Burnis mean?

Burnis Pronunciation of Burnis [bur-nis] as a boys' name is of Middle English derivation, and the name Burnis means "brook". Burnis is a version of Burns (Middle English).

Associated with: brook (river).


8 different relations via Burns: Bourn, Bourne, Burn, Burne, Burney, Byrn, Byrne and Byrnes.

Creative forms:
(male) Bornis, Busnis, ..

(female) Buris, Burni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Burnis Emiliano (B.E.), ..

How popular is Burnis?

Burnis is a rare first name for males. Burnis is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Burnis entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its top rank of #1850 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Burns and Burney are the popular variation forms of Burnis ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Burne, are seldom used. These forms of Burnis were popular as birth names 105 years ago (median #1909).

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

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

Similar Names

Burnis is alike in pronunciation to Bernis. Other recommended names are Aris, Arris, Baris, Barna, Barnes, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barnum, Barrie, Bartin, Beavis, Beirnie, Bemis, Beric, Berkie, Bern, Bernal, Berndt, Bernet, Bernie, Bernt, Berny, Bertie, Bertil, Bertin, Berwin, Bevis, Birkit, Birlie, Birnie, Boni, Bordin, Boris, Born, Borne, Borris, Buckie, Burges, Burgess, Burgiss (see Burgess), Burlie, Burlin, Burnaby, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnell, Burnet, Burnie, Burr, Burrows, Burtt, Busbie, Buzzie, Byrdie, Cris, Curtis, Denis, Ennis, Eustis, Ferris, Innis, Jarvis, Jervis, Justis, Kris, Kurtis, Moris, Nuris, Orsis, Purvis, Tannis, Terris, Teunis and Tris. These names tend to be more frequently used than Burnis.

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