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What does Burnis mean?

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) with the suffix -is.


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

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

(female) Buris, Burni, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Burnis for boys. 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Burnis and associated 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 104 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.