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What does Burr mean?

Burr Pronunciation of Burr as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Burr is "bristle". In America, made famous by Jefferson's Vice-President Aaron Burr, who is known for having killed his political enemy Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1801. Actor Raymond Burr; actor/director Burr Steers. Also form of Burgess.


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How popular is Burr?

Burr is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2253 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Burr reached its highest position of #701 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Burgess is the only other popular varying form of Burr. These relations of Burr reached the apex of their popularity 138 years ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Burr, Burgess in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Burr is pronounced similarly to Bairre, Bar, Barr and Bear. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bard, Bari, Barra, Barrt, Barry, Bart, Berg, Berk, Berl, Bern, Berry, Bert, Bird, Birk, Borg, Born, Bourn, Bri, Buck, Bud, Budd, Buel, Buhl, Burch, Burg, Burgh, Burk, Burke, Burl, Burle, Burn, Burne, Burns, Burt, Burtt, Burty, Buzz, Byrd, Byrn, Carr, Farr, Karr, Kerr, Marr, Parr and Torr. These names tend to be more frequently used than Burr.