Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Brewer
Family name origins & meanings
- Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brughadha ‘descendant of Brughaidh’, a byname meaning ‘strong farmer’, ‘prosperous farmer’.
- Manx : Anglicized form of the Gaelic occupational term breitheamh ‘judge’, ‘deemster’ (see Brain).
- Probably an Americanized spelling of German and Swiss Breu, a variant of Breuer.