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Boy Names Starting with Bu-

Bu- baby names and what they mean, with 47 results. Bu- names are used more often as masculine names. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest a century ago (ADOPTION OF 0.2%), but now, names like Bud have become somewhat dated. Bunch (TOP 1%) and Buie (4%) are familiar Bu- surnames.

Bu- names

Bubba - Burke | Burket - Burton | Busby - Buzz

Bubba - Burke


Based on German language. "Boy." Popular as last name, and Bubba (UPPER 96%) is similar to common last names Bobba (UPPER 72%), Barba (2%), which also end with -ba.

Root fr. Irish, Gaelic. "House of the canon." Buchanan is an unusual male name, registering commonly (TOP 1%) as a last name.

Buck and variants

Buck, var. Bucky, Buckley1, Buckie, Buckey
Based on Old English language. .. Actor Buck Henry. Usage of Buck as a children's name has faded circa 1900-1909.

From Old English element. "Deer meadow." Buckley is unique as a children's name.

Root fr. Old English. "Monastery where deer dwell." Not in popularity charts.

Bud and variants

Bud, var. Buddy, Buddie, Buddey, Budd
Derivative of English language. "Brother." Usage of Bud and Buddy as children's names has trended downward since 1880-1889.

Form of Bonaventure. Root fr. Latin language. "Good fortune." Not in Top 2000.

Buell and variants

Buell, var. Buhler, Buhl, Bueller, Buel
Origin fr. German. "Hill dweller." Buell (TOP 3%), Buhler (7%), Buhl (8%) and Buel (19%) occur regularly as surnames.


Derivative of Old English. "Ford near the aviary." Buford has diminished in favor as a boys' name since 1920-1929. See also Burford.

Var. of Byron. Origin fr. Old English. "At the byres or barn." Rather unusual as a boys' name. See also Burn.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bu- names: Bubba, Buck, Bucky, Bud, Budd

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bu- names: Buddie, Buddy, Buel, Buell, Buford

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bu- names: Burdette, Burgess, Burk, Burke, Burr

English name of uncertain meaning, though .. Bunyan is an infrequently used men's name, appearing often (TOP 21%) as a surname.

Based on Old English element. "Riverbank where burrs grow." Burback (TOP 22%), Burban (95%) are common surnames.

Var. of Birch. From Old English language. "Bright, shining; the birch tree." Burch is not a Top 2000 name.

Burchell, Burchall
Var. of Birchall. Source fr. Old English language. "Birch hall." Burchall and Burchell are rare as male names, and Burchell occurs frequently (UPPER 7%) as a last name.

Burchard, var. Burkhart, Burgaud, Burgard, Burckhardt, Bucardo
From Old English. "Castle strong." Unique, with the unconventional androgynous -ard suffix for Burchard, Burgard, like Barnard.

Burdett and variants

Burdett, var. Burdette
Stems fr. Middle English. "Bird." Adoption of Burdette and forms was up during 1910-1919.

Burford, var. Buford2, Bufford
Based on Old English word. "Ford near the castle." Buford is familiar as a birth name among the variations of Burford.

Burgh, Burg
Forms of Berg. Source fr. German. "Mountain." Burg and Burgh are unique as birth names.

Burgess and variants

Burgess, var. Burr, Burgiss, Burges
Based on Old French language. "Freeman of a borough." Burgess and Burr are more generally used as birth names among these versions.

Burke and variants

Burke, var. Burk
Source fr. Old French word. "From the fortified settlement." Less common today. Burke was the variant last listed (2014) in the Top 2000.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Bu- names for boys.

1. Bubba - Burke
Bubba, Buchanan, Buck [Bucky, Buckie, Buckey, Buckley], Buckley, Buckminister, Bud [Budd, Buddy, Buddie, Buddey], Bonaventure [Bueaventura], Buell [Buhl, Buel, Buhler, Bueller], Buford, Byron [Buiron], Bunyan, Burbank, Birch [Burch], Birchall [Burchell, Burchall], Burchard [Burgard, Burgaud, Bucardo, Burkhart, Burckhardt], Burdett [Burdette], Burford [Buford, Bufford], Berg [Burg, Burgh], Burgess [Burr, Burges, Burgiss], Burke [Burk]

Birkett [Burket, Burkitt, Burkett], Burl [Burle, Burrell], Burleigh [Burlie, Burley], Berlyn [Burlin], Bourne [Burn, Burne, Burns], Burnaby, Barnabas [Burnaby], Bernard [Burnard], Burnell [Burnel], Burnet [Burnett], Birney [Burnie, Burney], Burney [Burnie], Burns [Burn, Burne, Burnis, Burney], Burr, Burroughs [Burrows], Berton [Burt, Burton], Gilbert [Burt], Bert [Burt, Butch, Burty], Burt [Butch, Burty], Burton [Burt, Burtt]

Busby [Bussby, Busbie, Busbey, Busbee], Buster, Butcher [Butch], Butler [Buttler], Button, Buxton, Buzz [Buzzy, Buzzie]

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