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Meaning and Origin of: Brin

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Tawny

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : habitational name from Brin, the Yiddish name for Brno, a city in Moravia.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : acronymic surname from Hebrew ben rabi ‘son of …’, and the first letter of each part of a Yiddish double male personal name. See also Brill.
  • French : nickname for a loud or quarrelsome man, from Old French brin ‘noise’, ‘tumult’.