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What does Burney mean?

Burney Pronunciation of Burney as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Burney is "island of the brook". Place name. Also form of Birney. Also form of Burns.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, brook (river)


VARIANTS Beirney, Beirnie, Burnie



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How popular is Burney?

Burney is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3762 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Burney reached its peak rank of #1170 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Burnie and Burns are the popular related forms of Burney ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Burney reached its highest during 1910-1919 (MEDIAN #1819).

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

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

Similar Names

Burney is alike in pronunciation to Barna, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barny, Bernie, Berny, Birnie and Birny. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arney, Barnes, Barnet, Barren, Barrey, Beirne, Bern, Berne, Bernet, Biren, Birkey, Birley, Blaney, Born, Borne, Bourn, Bourne, Bren, Brien, Bryen, Buckey, Buddey, Burges, Burke, Burket, Burle, Burley, Burn, Burnaby, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnell, Burnet, Burnett, Burnis, Burty, Busbey, Byren, Byrley, Byrn, Byrne, Byrnes, Carney, Corney, Curley, Currey, Fursey, Hurley, Karney, Murfey (see Murphy), Murrey, Sunney, Turner and Verney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Burney.

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