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What does Bourne mean?

Bourne Pronunciation of Bourne as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Bourne is "stream". Place name. A little stream is called a "burn" in Scotland. Could be from Old French, meaning "boundary, milestone". Scottish poet Robert Burns.


ASSOCIATED WITH stream (river), little, old


VARIANTS Born, Borne, Bourn, Burn, Burns, Burne, Byrn

RELATED FORMS VIA BURNS Beirne, Burney, Burnis, Byrne, Byrnes



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How popular is Bourne?

Bourne is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#3673 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Bourne (NOT RANKED) ranked in the Top 2000 are Burney, Burnis and Burns. Other variants, like Byrne, are seldom used. These forms of Bourne reached the top of their popularity 108 years ago (AVERAGE #1909). (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Bourne is alike in pronunciation to Bern, Berne, Bjorn and Bjorne. Other recommended sound-alike names are Barna, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Beirney (see Burney), Beirnie, Bernie, Berny, Birney, Birnie, Birny (see Birney), Bjarne, Bodine, Boine, Boone, Bourke, Boyne, Bruin, Bruino (see Bruno), Bruno, Burke, Burle, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Burnie, Coburne (see Coburn), Lorne and Rourke. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bourne.

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