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Names starting with Br

Brielle - English short form of French Gabrielle, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
Brayden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Branimir - Bulgarian name composed of the Slavic elements bron "protection" and mir "peace," hence "protector of peace." Also in use by the Croatians and Slovenians.
Braheem - Variant spelling of Arabic Brahim, meaning "father of a multitude." 
Breanna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brianna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brook -  English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English broc, meaning "brook, stream."
Briana - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brent - English surname transferred to forename use having several possible origins:  From an Old English byname for a criminal who had been "branded." For example, the surname Brendcheke "burned cheek" came from such a byname. 
Breno - Portuguese form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Bret - Variant spelling of English Brett, meaning "a Breton." 
Bree - English form of Irish Brígh, meaning "force, strength."
Bryon - Variant spelling of English Bryan, meaning "high hill."
Brigita - Latvian and Slovene form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Briony - Variant spelling of English Bryony, meaning "to grow, sprout, swell."
Brigindos - Gaulish form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid ("force, strength"), meaning "exalted one."
Bryan - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brenda -  Old Irish and Scottish name believed to be of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse brandr, meaning"sword." 
Brittany - In the 4th century Romano-British tribes from across the English Channel began to settle in a northwestern region of France. Their numbers increased as raiding and settling by Anglo-Saxon invaders in Britain increased. The French named the region where the Briton immigrants settled Bretagne (Brittany in English), meaning "little Britain."
Bradburn - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brad "broad" and burna "stream," hence "broad stream."
Bridget - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Brittney - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Brittani - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Brennius - Latin form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Brooklyn - English compound name composed of Brook "brook, stream" and Lyn "lake."
Bradford - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brád "broad" and ford "ford, river crossing" hence "broad river crossing."
Brigitta - Older form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Bryant - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brooke - Variant spelling of English unisex Brook, meaning "brook, stream."
Brodie - Modern English variant spelling of Irish Brody, meaning "ditch." 
Britney - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "Little Britain."
Briar - English unisex name derived from the plant name briar, from Old English brer, meaning "prickly bush."
Bruadair - Irish Gaelic name meaning "dream."
Bruin - Dutch form of German Bruno, meaning "brown."
Brigitte - French and German form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Brennus - Old Celtic name and title, meaning "king." 
Briscoe - English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places, most of which were composed of the Old Norse elements birki "birch" and sk�gr "wood," hence "birch wood."
Branden - Variant spelling of English Brandon, meaning "broom-covered hill."
Briefbras - French form of Welsh freichfras ("strong-armed"), but meaning "short arm." In Arthurian legend, this is a nickname for Sir Caradoc.
Brunhilde - Danish form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brandr - Old Norse name derived from the word brand "blade, sword," a derivative of brinnan meaning "to flash."
Bradley - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brád "broad" and leah "meadow, woodland clearing," broad meadow."
Bryce - Scottish form of Welsh Brychan, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Bricius - Latin form of Welsh Brychan, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Brigham - English surname transferred to forename use, from a place name composed of the Old English elements brycg "bridge" and ham "homestead," hence "homestead by the bridge."
Brittny - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Braiden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Brandon - English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places most of which were composed of the Old English elements brom "broom" and dun "hill," hence "broom-covered hill."
Brickel - South German byname related to the word bröckel, a diminutive of brocken "chunk," hence "little chunk," denoting a short stocky person.
Britton - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "from Britain."
Brannon - Variant spelling of English Brandon, meaning "broom-covered hill." 
Brijesh - Hindi name meaning "king of Braj." In mythology, this is another name for Krishna. 
Brendon - Variant spelling of English Brendan, meaning "prince."
Bronius - Pet form of Lithuanian Bronislovas, meaning "glorious protector."
Brychan - Welsh myth name of the father of Eleri, derived from the word brych, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Brenden - Variant spelling of English Brendan, meaning "prince."
Brigida - Latin form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Brais - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Brökk - Old Norse myth name of a dwarf who, along with his brother Eitri, made magical objects for the gods, including the hammer of Thor, probably derived from the Nordic element bróka, meaning "breeches."
Branwen - Welsh Arthurian legend name of the daughter of Llŷr in the Mabinogion, composed of the elements bran "raven" and gwen "fair, white," hence "fair raven." 
Brock - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English brocc meaning "badger."
Bryanna - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brody - Irish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "ditch." 
Bruce - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, possibly meaning "woods; thicket." It was originally a Norman French baronial name but the exact location from which it was derived has not been identified and the number of possibilities are numerous. In use by the English.
Brunnhilde - Variant form of Old High German Brunhild, meaning "armored warrior woman."
Brynn - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Brutus - Roman Latin name meaning "heavy" or "the dullard." In use by the English.
Brigid - Short form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Bryana - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Britta - Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Breana - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bryony - English name derived from the flower name, a tendril-climbing, perennial herb plant. Some species are used medicinally. The name derives from Latin bryonia, from Greek bryo, meaning "to grow, sprout, swell."
Britannia - Latin name for the personification of the British Empire, meaning "Britain."
Bridgette - Variant spelling of English Bridget, meaning "exalted one."
Brangwy - Variant spelling of Welsh Brangwen, meaning "fair raven."
Braeden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Brennan - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braonáin, "descendant of Braonán," hence "little drop." 
Brendan -  Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Breándan, meaning "prince."
Brandt - English surname transferred to forename use, from Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "blade, sword."
Breda - Variant spelling of English Breeda, meaning "exalted one."
Brenin - Welsh form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Bruatar - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadar, meaning "dream."
Brenno - Gaulish form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Bronwyn - Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted."
Branko - Pet form of Serbian Branislav, meaning "glorious protector."
Brin - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Bronislovas - Lithuanian form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." 
Brier - Variant spelling of English unisex Briar, meaning "briar plant."
Breixo - Galician-Portuguese form of Roman Latin Verissimus, meaning "very true."
Brígh - Short form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "force, strength."
Brooks - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "of the brook."
Brandi - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Brianne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brangwen - Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
Brad - Short form of English names beginning with Brad-, from Old English brád, meaning "broad."
Branda - Feminine form of Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "sword."
Brant - Variant spelling of English Brandt, meaning "blade, sword."
Brita - Variant spelling of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Brandie - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Brendanus - Latin form of Irish Gaelic Breándan, meaning "prince."
Branislav - Serbian form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." Also in use by the Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenians.
Brett - English unisex name meaning, "aBreton."
Bryanne - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bryn - Welsh unisex name meaning "hill."
Bronwen - Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted." 
Bratislav - Serbian name composed of the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and slav "glory," hence "brother of glory." 
Broderick - Welsh surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of the personal name Rhydderch, meaning "reddish-brown." 
Brande - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Bruadar - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadair, meaning "dream." 
Brahim - Possibly an Albanian form of Hebrew Abraham, meaning "father of a multitude."
Brizio - Short form of Italian Fabrizio, meaning "craftsman."
Bréanainn - Old Irish Gaelic name, meaning "prince."
Brahma - Hindi name derived from the Sanskrit root bŗh, meaning "to enlarge, to swell," hence "the creator." Not to be confused with the Buddhist Brahma whose name was borrowed from Hinduism but whose god has nothing in common with the Hindu god. In Hinduism, Brahma is a member of a Trinity called Trimurti, the other two members being Vishnu "the preserver" and Shiva "the destroyer." Brahma is also called Nabhija "navel-born" and Kanja "water-born."
Breanne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brynne - Feminine form of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Bras - Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Brian -   Irish name derived from Celtic Brigonos, meaning "high hill."
Brina -  Yiddish name meaning "brown."
Bram -  Short form of Hebrew Abram "father of elevation" and Abraham "father of a multitude."
Bruno - German name derived from the word braun, meaning "brown." In use by the English.
Brose - Short form of English Ambrose, meaning "immortal."
Brava - Esperanto name meaning "brave."
Britt - Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Bruns - Variant form of German Bruno, meaning "brown."
Briac - Breton form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brice - French form of Scottish Bryce, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Brittania - Variant spelling of Latin Britannia, meaning "Britain."
Brynmor - Welsh name meaning "great hill."
Brogan - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brógáin, meaning "descendant of Brógán," hence "little shoe."
Bros - Hebrew name meaning "cypress tree."
Bran -   Irish name meaning "raven." In mythology (from Voyage of Bran), this is the name of a mariner who went on a quest to the Other World.
Brigit - Norwegian variant spelling of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Brictius - Variant spelling of Latin Bricius, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled."
Brynhildur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brunilda - Italian and Spanish form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brynhildr - Old Norse legend name from the Nibelungenlied, of a queen of the Valkyries, composed of the elements brynja "armor, coat of mail" and hildr "battle, fight" hence "armored warrior woman."
Breándan - Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Bréanainn, meaning "prince."
Brónach - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word br�n meaning "sorrow."
Branwenn - Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
Brady - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh, meaning "descendant of Brádach," hence "large-chested."
Braonán - Gaelic name composed of the elements braon "drop, moisture," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little drop."
Brynhild - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Branka - Pet form of Serbian Branislava, meaning "glorious protector."
Branislava - Feminine form of Serbian Branislav, meaning "glorious protector." Also in use by the Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenians.
Bronislava - Feminine form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." In use by the Russians.
Bríd - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Bron - Short form of Welsh Bronwen, meaning "fair-breasted."
Brigantia -  Name of the tutelarygoddess of the Brigantes (British Celts) from which the mythic Irish Bríghid, daughter of Dagda, is probably an offshoot.
Bronagh - Variant spelling of Irish Brónach, meaning "sorrow."
Bruna - Feminine form of German Bruno, meaning "brown." 
Breindel - Yiddish name meaning "brunette."
Braidy - Variant spelling of English unisex Brady, meaning "broad-chested." 
Brongwyn - Welsh name composed of the elements bron "breast" and (g)wen "fair, white, holy," hence "fair-breasted."
Bradán - Old Irish Gaelic name meaning "salmon."
Brunhild - Old High German form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brygida - Polish form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Briallen - Welsh name meaning "primrose."
Breann - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brenna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Branca - Galician-Portuguese form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Brynja - Old Norse name derived from the word brynja, meaning "armor, coat of mail."
Bridie - Pet form of Irish Bride, meaning "exalted one."
Breeda - Anglicized form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
Bride - Modern form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
Braith - Welsh unisex name derived from the word brith, meaning "diversely-colored," especially black and white or red and white. 
Braden - English surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Bradain, meaning "descendant of Bradán," hence "salmon."
Brádach - Gaelic name, possibly from a contracted form of brághadach, meaning "large-chested."
Bríghid - Irish name derived from Gaelic brígh, meaning "force, strength." In Celtic mythology, this is the name of a goddess, the daughter of Dagda, one of the Tuatha Dé Danann. She is also known by the Gaulish name Brigindos, meaning "exalted one."
Brigonos - Old Celtic name meaning "high hill."
Briartach - Said to be a corrupted form of Irish Gaelic Muircheartach, meaning "skilled seaman." 
Brídin - Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Bríd, meaning "little exalted one."
Brion - Variant spelling of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bronisława - Feminine form of Polish Bronisław, meaning "glorious protector."
Brady - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh "descendant of Brádach," hence "large-chested."
Brahim - Arabic form of Hebrew Abraham,meaning "father of a multitude." 
Braidy - Variant spelling of English unisex Brady, possibly meaning "large-chested." 
Braith - Welsh unisex name derived from the word brith, meaning "diversely-colored," especially black and white or red and white. 
Brandi - Pet form of Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "blade, sword."
Brenin llwyd - Welsh myth name of a being believed to inhabit the mountains of Snowdonia, composed of the names Brenin "king" and Llwyd "gray-haired," hence "grey-haired king."
Brett - English unisex name meaning, "aBreton."
Briar - English unisex name derived from the plant name briar, from Old English brer, meaning "prickly bush."
Brin - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Brógán - Old Gaelic name composed of the word br�g "shoe," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little shoe."
Brogan - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Gaelic Ó Brógáin, meaning "descendant of Brógán," hence "little shoe."
Bronisław - Polish form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." 
Brook -  English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English broc, meaning "brook, stream."
Brooke - Variant spelling of English unisex Brook, meaning "brook, stream."
Bryn - Welsh unisex name meaning "hill."
Brynn - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Brina - Slovene name meaning "protector."

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