Meaning and Origin of: Burnette

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Brave as a bear
  • English : Intelligent; Feminine version of Bernard

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French : descriptive nickname from Old French burnete ‘brown’ (see Burnett).
  • French : possibly also a reduced form of Buronet, from a diminutive of Old French buron ‘hut’, ‘shack’.