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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brae

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Brae
A hillside; a slope; a bank; a hill.

Etymology: See Bray a hill

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A slope or hillside

From Old Norse brá.

  1. (Scotland) The sloping bank of a river-valley; any slope or hillside.

brae was also found in the following language(s): Scots

Notable Persons Named Brae

Brae Dare is an athlete for the Toronto Awaba Stags FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Brae

James Brae is an athlete for the Burnley F.C.


Fun Facts about the name Brae

  • How Popular is the name Brae? Brae is the 22,454th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Brae have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 283 babies born with the first name Brae in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brae to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brae? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Brae first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brae is Friday, September 6th, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Brae born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brae was in 2012 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Brae: Your name in reverse order is Earb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebar. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.