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What does Byrnes mean?

Byrnes Pronunciation of Byrnes [byrnes] as a boys' name is of Middle English derivation, and Byrnes means "brook". Byrnes is an alternate form of Burns (Middle English).

Associated with: brook (river).


8 different relations via Burns: Beirne, Bourne, Burn, Burne, Burney, Burnis, Byrn and Byrne.

Creative forms:
(male) Byrney, ..

(female) Byrbet, Byrna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Byrnes Kharter (B.K.), ..

How popular is Byrnes?

Byrnes is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#3046 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Burney, Burnis and Burns are the prominent related forms of Byrnes (outside Top 2000). These relations of Byrnes were popular 105 years ago (median #1909). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Byrnes is pronounced similarly to Barnes. Other suggested similar names are Adones, Ares, Arles, Banner, Barber, Barden, Barna, Barnet, Barnett, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barnum, Barren, Barret, Bartel, Bayne, Benne, Bennet, Bergen, Berger, Bern, Bernal, Berne, Bernet, Bernett, Bernis, Bernt, Birkee, Birley, Birney, Bjarne, Blaney, Boone, Boris, Born, Borne, Borris, Borys, Breed, Brien, Brye, Burges, Burgess, Burket, Burley, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnell, Burnet, Burnett, Burnie, Byrd, Byrdie, Byren, Byrley, Byrom, Byron, Dennes, Ennes, Ermes, Fares, Gaines, Gyles, Hannes, Innes, Jones, Jyles, Kortes, Narses, Parkes, Purves, Raines, Raynes and Stones. These names tend to be more frequently used than Byrnes.

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