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Names starting with Br

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