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Burns meaning and name origin
Burns \b(u)-rns, bur-ns\ as a boy's name is pronounced bern. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Burns is "brook". Originally a surname for families living close to a stream.
Burns has 10 variant forms: Beirne, Bourn, Bourne, Burn, Burne, Burney, Burnis, Byrn, Byrne and Byrnes.
Baby names that sound like Burns are Barnes and Bernis.
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Popularity of Burns
Burns is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#142 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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