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What does Byrne mean?

Byrne \b(y)-rne, byr-ne\ as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the name Byrne means "brook". Byrne is a variant of Burns (Middle English).


Byrne has 6 variants: Beirne, Bourn, Bourne, Burn, Burne and Byrn.

Byrne has 3 more related forms via Burns: Burney, Burnis and Byrnes.


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)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Byrne for boys. Byrne has yet to be ranked in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Byrne name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Byrne is pronounced similarly to Bern, Berne, Bjorne, Born and Borne. Other recommended similar baby names are Barna, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Bernie, Berny, Birney, Birnie, Birny, Burnie, Byram, Byran, Byren, Byrom, Byron and Byrum. These names tend to be more frequently used than Byrne.