Boy name origins & meanings
- English : Brown
Family name origins & meanings
- Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chieftain’.
- English : nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle Englishdunn ‘dark-colored’.
- Scottish : habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn‘fort’.
- Scottish : nickname from Gaelic donn‘brown’. Compare 1.