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Meaning and Origin of: Brick

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Swift
  • English : Son of a nobleman

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruic ‘descendant of Broc’, i.e. ‘Badger’ (sometimes so translated) or Ó Bric ‘descendant of Breac’, a personal name meaning ‘freckled’.
  • English : possibly, as Reaney suggests, a nickname from Old English br̄ce ‘fragile’, ‘worthless’.
  • German : topographic name for someone who lived in a swampy wood, brick, breck ‘swamp’, ‘wood’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from Yiddish brik ‘bridge’, probably a topographic name.
  • Altered spelling of German Brück (see Bruck).
  • In some cases it may be an altered spelling of Slovenian Bric, regional name for someone from the hilly region of western Slovenia called Brda, a plural form of brdo ‘rising ground’.