Meaning and Origin of: Bruin

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Brown's son
  • English : Color name; son of the dark man

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : from a personal name based on Middle Dutch bruun ‘brown’, or a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion. See also Braun.
  • English : of uncertain origin. Reaney suggests that the name may simply reflect a pronunciation of French Brun.
  • Altered spelling of Swiss Bruhin.