What does Byrne mean?
Byrne /byr-ne/ [1 syll.] 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-.
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)
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)
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.