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Names starting with Br

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