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What does Burns mean?

Burns Pronunciation of Burns as a boys' 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.



VARIANTS Beirne, Bourn, Bourne, Burn, Burne, Burney, Burnis, Byrn, Byrne, Byrnes

(male) Berns, ..

(female) Burna, ..

Burns Arturo (B.A.), ..

How popular is Burns?

Burns is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#141 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Burns reached its peak position of #1520 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Burns are Burney and Burnis. These forms of Burns were favored by parents 105 years ago.

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

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

Similar Names

Burns is alike in pronunciation to Barnes. Other recommended sound-alike names are Baris, Barna, Barni, Barny, Bern, Bernd, Berne, Bernis, Bernt, Berny, Birny (see Birney), Boris, Born, Borne, Borys, Burch, Burg, Burges, Burgh, Burk, Burke, Burl, Burle, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Burnie, Burr, Burt, Burtt and Burty. These names tend to be more commonly used than Burns.

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