What does Byrne mean?
Byrne [byrne] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the name Byrne means "brook". Byrne is a variant form of Burns (Middle English) with the prefix By-.
Associated with: brook (river).
(male) Brine, Byrke, ..
(female) Byrna, Byrni, ..
How popular is Byrne?
Byrne is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1106 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Byrne (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Burns, Burnis and Burney. Other variants, like Bourne, are seldom used. These forms of Byrne were at the apex of their popularity a century ago. Shown below is a study of the history of Byrne and affiliated names. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Byrne is pronounced similarly to Bern, Berne, Biron, Bjorn, Bjorne, Born and Borne. Other recommended names are Arne, Bane, Barde, Barna, Barnes, Barnet, Barney▼, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Bayne, Benne, Berke, Berle, Bernd, Bernet, Bernie▼, Bernt, Berny, Birney, Birnie, Birny (see Birney), Bjarne, Blane, Boine, Boone▲, Boyne, Brae, Brye, Burke, Burle, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Burnie, Byram, Byran, Byrd, Byrdie, Byren, Byrley, Byrom, Byron▼, Byrum, Carne, Herne, Kyrone, Lorne, Ryne▼, Tyrone▼, Verne▼ and Wynne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Byrne.See names in meaning and etymology.