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Names starting with Br

Breno - Portuguese form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Breann - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brodie - Modern English variant spelling of Irish Brody, meaning "ditch." 
Brett - English unisex name meaning, "aBreton."
Bree - English form of Irish Brígh, meaning "force, strength."
Brennius - Latin form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Brutus - Roman Latin name meaning "heavy" or "the dullard." In use by the English.
Brin - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Breindel - Yiddish name meaning "brunette."
Branislava - Feminine form of Serbian Branislav, meaning "glorious protector." Also in use by the Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenians.
Brigonos - Old Celtic name meaning "high hill."
Briana - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brandi - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Brendanus - Latin form of Irish Gaelic Breándan, meaning "prince."
Brandr - Old Norse name derived from the word brand "blade, sword," a derivative of brinnan meaning "to flash."
Bryce - Scottish form of Welsh Brychan, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Breanna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bret - Variant spelling of English Brett, meaning "a Breton." 
Brianna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bryanna - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brose - Short form of English Ambrose, meaning "immortal."
Brannon - Variant spelling of English Brandon, meaning "broom-covered hill." 
Breixo - Galician-Portuguese form of Roman Latin Verissimus, meaning "very true."
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."
Braiden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Bryant - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brianne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brandie - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Bruno - German name derived from the word braun, meaning "brown." In use by the English.
Brigid - Short form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Brigitte - French and German form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Bruadair - Irish Gaelic name meaning "dream."
Branden - Variant spelling of English Brandon, meaning "broom-covered hill."
Braheem - Variant spelling of Arabic Brahim, meaning "father of a multitude." 
Branislav - Serbian form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." Also in use by the Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenians.
Braden - English surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Bradain, meaning "descendant of Bradán," hence "salmon."
Brooklyn - English compound name composed of Brook "brook, stream" and Lyn "lake."
Breana - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bridgette - Variant spelling of English Bridget, meaning "exalted one."
Brayden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Brenno - Gaulish form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Brook -  English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English broc, meaning "brook, stream."
Bridget - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Bryana - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Broderick - Welsh surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of the personal name Rhydderch, meaning "reddish-brown." 
Bros - Hebrew name meaning "cypress tree."
Brynja - Old Norse name derived from the word brynja, meaning "armor, coat of mail."
Brady - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh, meaning "descendant of Brádach," hence "large-chested."
Brier - Variant spelling of English unisex Briar, meaning "briar plant."
Brock - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English brocc meaning "badger."
Braith - Welsh unisex name derived from the word brith, meaning "diversely-colored," especially black and white or red and white. 
Brittney - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Brijesh - Hindi name meaning "king of Braj." In mythology, this is another name for Krishna. 
Bras - Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Brielle - English short form of French Gabrielle, meaning "man of God" or "warrior of God."
Brina -  Yiddish name meaning "brown."
Brandt - English surname transferred to forename use, from Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "blade, sword."
Braonán - Gaelic name composed of the elements braon "drop, moisture," and a diminutive suffix, hence "little drop."
Briar - English unisex name derived from the plant name briar, from Old English brer, meaning "prickly bush."
Brogan - Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brógáin, meaning "descendant of Brógán," hence "little shoe."
Bronagh - Variant spelling of Irish Brónach, meaning "sorrow."
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.
Brody - Irish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "ditch." 
Brais - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Blasius, meaning "talks with a lisp." 
Brenda -  Old Irish and Scottish name believed to be of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse brandr, meaning"sword." 
Brant - Variant spelling of English Brandt, meaning "blade, sword."
Brennan - Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braonáin, "descendant of Braonán," hence "little drop." 
Brictius - Variant spelling of Latin Bricius, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled."
Brunhild - Old High German form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brickel - South German byname related to the word bröckel, a diminutive of brocken "chunk," hence "little chunk," denoting a short stocky person.
Brooke - Variant spelling of English unisex Brook, meaning "brook, stream."
Britta - Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Briallen - Welsh name meaning "primrose."
Braidy - Variant spelling of English unisex Brady, meaning "broad-chested." 
Brande - Variant spelling of English Brandy, meaning simply "brandy."
Brendan -  Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Breándan, meaning "prince."
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."
Bryn - Welsh unisex name meaning "hill."
Brahim - Possibly an Albanian form of Hebrew Abraham, meaning "father of a multitude."
Bruin - Dutch form of German Bruno, meaning "brown."
Bryan - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brádach - Gaelic name, possibly from a contracted form of brághadach, meaning "large-chested."
Bride - Modern form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
Brónach - Irish name derived from the Gaelic word br�n meaning "sorrow."
Breda - Variant spelling of English Breeda, meaning "exalted one."
Brígh - Short form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "force, strength."
Brizio - Short form of Italian Fabrizio, meaning "craftsman."
Branko - Pet form of Serbian Branislav, meaning "glorious protector."
Bradán - Old Irish Gaelic name 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.
Brittani - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Brian -   Irish name derived from Celtic Brigonos, meaning "high hill."
Brava - Esperanto name meaning "brave."
Brunnhilde - Variant form of Old High German Brunhild, meaning "armored warrior woman."
Bronius - Pet form of Lithuanian Bronislovas, meaning "glorious protector."
Bréanainn - Old Irish Gaelic name, meaning "prince."
Breanne - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Britton - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "from Britain."
Braeden - Variant spelling of English Braden, meaning "salmon." 
Branca - Galician-Portuguese form of French Blanche, meaning "white."
Breándan - Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Bréanainn, meaning "prince."
Briac - Breton form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
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."
Branda - Feminine form of Anglo-Saxon Brand, meaning "sword."
Brídin - Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic Bríd, meaning "little exalted one."
Bruatar - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadar, meaning "dream."
Brooks - English surname transferred to forename use, meaning "of the brook."
Bronislava - Feminine form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." In use by the Russians.
Briartach - Said to be a corrupted form of Irish Gaelic Muircheartach, meaning "skilled seaman." 
Brigantia -  Name of the tutelarygoddess of the Brigantes (British Celts) from which the mythic Irish Bríghid, daughter of Dagda, is probably an offshoot.
Brynne - Feminine form of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Brigit - Norwegian variant spelling of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Brice - French form of Scottish Bryce, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Bríd - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Brita - Variant spelling of Scandinavian Birgit, meaning "exalted one."
Bricius - Latin form of Welsh Brychan, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
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."
Brenden - Variant spelling of English Brendan, meaning "prince."
Brynn - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Bryn, meaning "hill."
Breeda - Anglicized form of Irish Bríd, meaning "exalted one."
Bronwyn - Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted."
Britannia - Latin name for the personification of the British Empire, meaning "Britain."
Bron - Short form of Welsh Bronwen, meaning "fair-breasted."
Brongwyn - Welsh name composed of the elements bron "breast" and (g)wen "fair, white, holy," hence "fair-breasted."
Bronislovas - Lithuanian form of Slavic Bronislav, meaning "glorious protector." 
Bronwen - Variant spelling of Welsh Brongwyn, meaning "fair-breasted." 
Bruna - Feminine form of German Bruno, meaning "brown." 
Brunilda - Italian and Spanish form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Bruns - Variant form of German Bruno, meaning "brown."
Bryanne - English feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brychan - Welsh myth name of the father of Eleri, derived from the word brych, meaning "pied, spotted, speckled." 
Brygida - Polish form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Brynhild - Scandinavian form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brynhildur - Icelandic form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brynmor - Welsh name meaning "great hill."
Bryon - Variant spelling of English Bryan, meaning "high hill."
Bruadar - Variant spelling of Irish Gaelic Bruadair, meaning "dream." 
Bradburn - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brad "broad" and burna "stream," hence "broad stream."
Briony - Variant spelling of English Bryony, meaning "to grow, sprout, swell."
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."
Britt - Pet form of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Brittny - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "little Britain."
Brad - Short form of English names beginning with Brad-, from Old English brád, meaning "broad."
Bradley - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements brád "broad" and leah "meadow, woodland clearing," broad meadow."
Brunhilde - Danish form of Old Norse Brynhildr, meaning "armored warrior woman." 
Brenna - Feminine form of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Brion - Variant spelling of Irish Brian, meaning "high hill."
Bridie - Pet form of Irish Bride, meaning "exalted one."
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."
Branka - Pet form of Serbian Branislava, meaning "glorious protector."
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."
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."
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."
Bram -  Short form of Hebrew Abram "father of elevation" and Abraham "father of a multitude."
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.
Brangwen - Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
Brangwy - Variant spelling of Welsh Brangwen, meaning "fair raven."
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." 
Branwenn - Variant spelling of Welsh Branwen, meaning "fair raven."
Bratislav - Serbian name composed of the Slavic elements bratu "brother" and slav "glory," hence "brother of glory." 
Brendon - Variant spelling of English Brendan, meaning "prince."
Brenin - Welsh form of Celtic Brennus, meaning "king."
Brennus - Old Celtic name and title, meaning "king." 
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. 
Briefbras - French form of Welsh freichfras ("strong-armed"), but meaning "short arm." In Arthurian legend, this is a nickname for Sir Caradoc.
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."
Brigida - Latin form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid, meaning "exalted one."
Brigindos - Gaulish form of Irish Gaelic Bríghid ("force, strength"), meaning "exalted one."
Brigita - Latvian and Slovene form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Brigitta - Older form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Britney - Variant spelling of English Brittany, meaning "Little Britain."
Brittania - Variant spelling of Latin Britannia, meaning "Britain."
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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