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What does Burroughs mean?

Burroughs Pronunciation of Burroughs [bur-roughs] as a boys' name is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Burroughs is "in the borough or burrow". Place name. From the word "burg", which means dwelling place or town. Burgess is another derivative.

Associated with: old english, dwelling (home).


Burroughs has 1 variant: Burrows.

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Middle name pairings:
Burroughs Jahlil (B.J.), ..

How popular is Burroughs?

Burroughs is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#1990 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Burroughs (not ranked) is Burgess. Adoption of this relation of Burroughs was well-received during 1910-1919. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Burgess in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Burges, Burgh, Burleigh, Murough (see Murrow) and Murrough. Like Burroughs, these names are not commonly used.

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