Meaning and Origin of: Burney
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First name origins & meanings:
- French : Brave as a bear
- English : Intelligent; Feminine version of Bernard
- Old English : Brook
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- English (of Norman origin) and Irish : habitational name from Bernay in Eure, France, named with a Gaulish personal name Brenno + the locative suffix -acum.
- Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Biorna ‘son of Biorna’, a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (from björn ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’).
- English : variant of Barney 1.