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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #9510 most popular

What does the name "Burgess" mean?

Burgess (English): Town Citizen

The name "Burgess" is of English origin and it means "Town Citizen". It's a name commonly given to boys.

B is for beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

U is for useful, always to others.

R is for rational, the way you think.

G is for great, that describes you.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Burgess" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Burgess? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,090 babies born with the name Burgess in the United States. That's more than enough Burgess to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1884 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Burgess" was in 1922 with a total of 28 babies.

According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Burgess" is not a popular baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1964. Across the entire United States a total of only 11 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Burgess popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Burgess in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Burgess

Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith is an actor, producer, director, and writer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1930 to 1996. Burgess was born in 1907 as Oliver Burgess Meredith in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.


Burgess Jenkins

Burgess Jenkins is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Burgess was born in 1973 as Burgess Jenkins in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.


Past life for Burgess born Jun 16, 1977

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 Mongolia approximately on 1525. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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