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Bruce

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How popular is the baby name Bruce in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 47 0 47
1881 34 0 34
1882 66 0 66
1883 50 0 50
1884 40 0 40
1885 56 0 56
1886 55 0 55
1887 44 0 44
1888 45 0 45
1889 62 0 62
1890 59 0 59
1891 50 0 50
1892 60 0 60
1893 64 0 64
1894 63 0 63
1895 71 5 66
1896 75 6 69
1897 58 0 58
1898 64 0 64
1899 66 0 66
1900 87 0 87
1901 65 0 65
1902 60 0 60
1903 67 0 67
1904 87 0 87
1905 85 0 85
1906 77 0 77
1907 89 0 89
1908 104 5 99
1909 122 0 122
1910 98 0 98
1911 160 5 155
1912 328 0 328
1913 396 6 390
1914 537 7 530
1915 670 7 663
1916 756 16 740
1917 811 6 805
1918 1,000 12 988
1919 892 12 880
1920 1,015 19 996
1921 1,084 13 1,071
1922 1,116 11 1,105
1923 1,237 13 1,224
1924 1,323 11 1,312
1925 1,361 7 1,354
1926 1,423 10 1,413
1927 1,471 13 1,458
1928 1,650 20 1,630
1929 1,627 12 1,615
1930 1,727 15 1,712
1931 1,798 10 1,788
1932 1,949 12 1,937 #98 boy name
1933 2,046 11 2,035 #92 boy name
1934 2,415 13 2,402 #78 boy name
1935 2,456 8 2,448 #77 boy name
1936 2,638 9 2,629 #73 boy name
1937 2,822 14 2,808 #70 boy name
1938 3,144 16 3,128 #66 boy name
1939 3,240 7 3,233 #64 boy name
1940 3,805 16 3,789 #55 boy name
1941 4,309 13 4,296 #51 boy name
1942 5,400 17 5,383 #50 boy name
1943 5,452 20 5,432 #51 boy name
1944 5,277 17 5,260 #51 boy name
1945 5,624 14 5,610 #48 boy name
1946 8,475 18 8,457 #32 boy name
1947 10,551 25 10,526 #29 boy name
1948 11,089 26 11,063 #28 boy name
1949 12,298 33 12,265 #26 boy name
1950 12,706 27 12,679 #26 boy name
1951 14,115 35 14,080 #26 boy name
1952 14,519 31 14,488 #25 boy name
1953 14,057 32 14,025 #28 boy name
1954 14,179 35 14,144 #30 boy name
1955 14,104 35 14,069 #32 boy name
1956 14,692 34 14,658 #32 boy name
1957 13,905 30 13,875 #34 boy name
1958 12,492 36 12,456 #36 boy name
1959 11,947 37 11,910 #38 boy name
1960 10,982 33 10,949 #39 boy name
1961 10,751 30 10,721 #40 boy name
1962 10,074 31 10,043 #41 boy name
1963 9,322 32 9,290 #43 boy name
1964 7,935 38 7,897 #46 boy name
1965 6,353 26 6,327 #50 boy name
1966 5,877 33 5,844 #53 boy name
1967 5,091 19 5,072 #55 boy name
1968 4,518 28 4,490 #61 boy name
1969 4,064 18 4,046 #72 boy name
1970 3,504 16 3,488 #94 boy name
1971 2,991 22 2,969
1972 2,332 15 2,317
1973 1,929 15 1,914
1974 1,869 14 1,855
1975 1,802 9 1,793
1976 1,708 17 1,691
1977 1,716 13 1,703
1978 1,713 13 1,700
1979 1,726 12 1,714
1980 1,671 17 1,654
1981 1,641 7 1,634
1982 1,593 9 1,584
1983 1,450 11 1,439
1984 1,471 10 1,461
1985 1,427 16 1,411
1986 1,356 8 1,348
1987 1,311 8 1,303
1988 1,288 6 1,282
1989 1,212 0 1,212
1990 1,168 0 1,168
1991 1,046 6 1,040
1992 922 0 922
1993 821 0 821
1994 747 0 747
1995 670 5 665
1996 663 0 663
1997 630 0 630
1998 651 0 651
1999 588 0 588
2000 563 0 563
2001 579 0 579
2002 510 0 510
2003 508 0 508
2004 531 0 531
2005 489 0 489
2006 549 0 549
2007 636 0 636
2008 579 0 579
2009 586 0 586
2010 485 0 485
2011 574 0 574
2012 667 0 667
2013 705 0 705
2014 772 0 772
2015 760 0 760

Want to know about the popularity of the Bruce baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 382,234 babies born with the name Bruce in the United States. That's more than enough Bruces to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 47 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Bruce" was in 1956 with a total of 14,658 babies. (That's a lot of baby Bruces)

According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bruce" ranks #102 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 7 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1978. Across the entire United States a total of 1,713 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Bruce" mean? The list below shows the origins of Bruce as well as things modernly associated with the name Bruce such as celebrities named Bruce.

Origin and Meaning of Bruce

The name "Bruce" is of English origin, and it means "From the town of Bruis". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Bruce Jenner

Bruce was born in 1949 as William Bruce Jenner in Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is a martial artist, martial arts instructor, actor, and film director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1941 to 1973. Bruce was born in 1940 as Lee Jun-fan (Traditional) (Simplified)Li Zhenfan (Mandarin)Lei5 Zan3 Faan4 (Cantonese) in Chinatown, San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis is an actor, producer, writer, and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Bruce was born in 1955 as Walter Bruce Willis in Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is a singer and songwriter specializing in rock, heartland rock, folk rock, and roots rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1965 to present. Bruce was born in 1949 as Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen in Long Branch, New Jersey, United States.

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Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell is an actor, author, producer, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to present. Bruce was born in 1958 as Bruce Lorne Campbell in Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.

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Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby is a singer and multi-instrumentalist specializing in improvisational multi-genre, jam band, rock, and gospel music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to present. Bruce was born in 1954.

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Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson is a musician, songwriter, pilot, and author specializing in heavy metal and hard rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1976 to present. Bruce was born in 1958 as Paul Bruce Dickinson in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Bruce

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Alternative Meanings

B is for buoy, you encourage those you see.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

C is for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

Your name in reverse order is "Ecurb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rebuc". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Bruce born May 27, 1936

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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