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What does Birnie mean?

Birnie Pronunciation of Birnie as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the name Birnie means "island with the brook". Birnie is a variant form of Birney (Old English): place name.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, brook (river)


VARIANTS Burnie, Burney, Birny



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How popular is Birnie?

Birnie is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#39946 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Birnie (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Burney and Burnie. These forms of Birnie were popular with parents in the 1900s. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Birnie is alike in pronunciation to Barna, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Beirney, Beirnie, Bernie and Berny. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Arnie, Barrie, Beirne, Bennie, Berkie, Bern, Berne, Bernis, Bertie, Berwin, Billie, Biren, Birgin, Birkee, Birkie (see Birkey), Birkit, Birlie, Biron, Birtle, Born, Borne, Bourne, Brain, Brien, Bruin, Burlie, Burn, Burne, Burnis, Byrdie, Byrn, Byrne, Eirnin, Ernie, Kirbie, Linnie, Sivnie (see Sivney) and Vinnie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Birnie.

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