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What does Swinburne mean?

Swinburne Pronunciation of Swinburne [swin-burne] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Swinburne is "swine stream". Swine, or pigs, were an important part of the times when such surnames were being made. Poet Algernon Swinburne.

Associated with: old english, stream (river), surnames.


Swinburne has 5 variants: Swinborn, Swinbourne, Swinburn, Swinbyrn and Swynborne.

Creative forms:
(male) Swinburney, Swinburon, ..

(female) Swinburana, Swinburnia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Swinburne Zephyr (S.Z.), ..

How popular is Swinburne?

Swinburne is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#76946 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Swinburne has not made it into the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Swinburne name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Swinburne is alike in pronunciation to Sanborne, Sanburn and Sanburne. Other suggested similar names are Coburne (see Coburn), Cockburne, Dearburne, Milborne (see Milburn), Milbourne, Millburne (see Melbourne), Osburne, Radburne, Rayburne (see Rayburn), Sainsbury, Sanborn, Sanbourn, Sandbourne (see Sanborn), Sherborne (see Sherborn), Sherburn, Sherburne, Stanburghe (see Stanbury), Stanbury, Swinford, Swinton, Swithun and Washburne. Like Swinburne, these names are not frequently used.

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