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What does Byrn mean?

Byrn Pronunciation of Byrn [byrn] as a name for boys is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Byrn is "stream; brook". Byrn is a version of Bourne (Middle English): place name. Byrn is also a form of Burns (Middle English).

Associated with: stream (river).


Byrn has 7 variants: Beirne, Born, Borne, Bourn, Burn, Burne and Byrne.

3 more relations via Bourne, Burns: Burney, Burnis and Byrnes.

Creative forms:
(male) Birn, Byre, ..

(female) Byra, Byrny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Byrn Chaz (B.C.), ..

How popular is Byrn?

Byrn is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#33471 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Byrn (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Burns, Burnis and Burney. Other variants, like Byrne, are seldom used. These forms of Byrn were popular as birth names in the 1910s (average #1909). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Byrn is alike in pronunciation to Bern, Berne, Biron, Bjorn, Bjorne and Buiron. Other recommended names are Arn, Bain, Ban, Bar, Bard, Bari, Barna, Barni, Barny, Baron, Barr, Bart, Bayrd, Ben, Benn, Berg, Berk, Berl, Bernd, Bernt, Berny, Bert, Beyren, Beyron, Bird, Biren, Birk, Birny (see Birney), Bjarn, Borg, Boyn, Bran, Bren, Bri, Bron, Bryan, Bryen, Bryn, Bryon, Burg, Burk, Burl, Burr, Burt, Byll, Byram, Byran, Byrd, Byren, Byrom, Byron, Byrum, Ern, Hern, Jorn, Kern, Lorn, Tern and Vern. These names tend to be more frequently used than Byrn.

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