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What does Busby mean?

Busby Pronunciation of Busby as a boys' name is of Scottish and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Busby is "village in the thicket". A busby is also a tall military hat made of fur, such as those worn by the British soldiers who guard Buckingham Palace. Choreographer Busby Berkeley.

ASSOCIATED WITH Bu-, -by, scottish, norse, thicket (tree), british (england), soldiers (warrior), guard (defender)


VARIANTS Busbee, Busbey, Busbie, Bussby

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How popular is Busby?

Busby is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2161 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Busby has not been recorded in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Bobby, Bosly, Bubba, Bucky, Buddy, Burty, Buzzy, Ruby and Rugby. These names tend to be more frequently used than Busby.

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