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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

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.