Meaning and name origin
Byrne \b(y)-rne, byr-ne\ as a boy's name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Byrne is "brook". Byrne is a variant of Burns (Middle English): originally a surname for families living close to a stream.
Byrne is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1224 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Byrne for boys (2014 statistics).
Byrne is also pronounced similarly to Bern, Berne, Bjorne, Born and Borne. Other suggested similar baby names are Barna, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Bernie, Berny, Birney, Birnie, Birny, Burney, Burnie, Byram, Byran, Byren, Byrnes, Byrom, Byron and Byrum. These names tend to be more commonly used than Byrne.