Meaning and Origin of: Burney

Girl name origins & meanings

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

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Brook

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (of Norman origin) and Irish : habitational name from Bernay in Eure, France, named with a Gaulish personal nameBrenno + the locative suffix -acum.
  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Biorna ‘son of Biorna’, a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (frombjörn ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’).
  • English : variant ofBarney 1.