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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Braun

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  • According to a user from Colorado, United States, the name Braun is of German origin and means "Braun means strong".
  • A submission from Jamaica says the name Braun means "Smart".
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  1. United States rocket engineer (born in Germany where he designed a missile used against England); he led the United States Army team that put the first American satellite into space (1912-1977)
  2. The German mistress of Adolf Hitler (1910-1945)

Notable Persons Named Braun

Braun was born on September 6th, 1983 in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, United States.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Braun

Eva Braun was a photographer; office, lab assistant at photography studio of heinrich hoffmann, heinrich hoffmann (photographer), and lab assistant at photography studio ofheinrich hoffmann. Eva was given the name Eva Anna Paula Braun on February 6th, 1912 in Munich. Eva is also known as Eva Hitler. She died on April 30th, 1945.


Wernher von Braun was a rocket engineer and designer, aerospace project manager, aerospace engineering, and rocket engineerand designer. Wernher was given the name Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun by his parent Magnus von Braun (senior) on March 23rd, 1912 in Wyrzysk. He breathed his last breath on June 16th, 1977.


Scooter Braun is a pop music, rhythm, blues, hip hop music, and dance music owner of school boy records, co-owner of raymond-braun media group (rbmg), school boy records, and rbmg records. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Scooter was given the name Scott Samuel Braun on June 18th, 1981 in New York City. Scooter is also known as Braun and Scott Samuel.


Nicholas Braun is an actor and musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Nicholas was given the name Nicholas Joseph Braun on May 1st, 1988 in Bethpage, New York, U.S. Nicholas is also known as Braun and Nicholas Joseph.


Gretl was born on August 31st, 1915. She died on October 10th, 1987.


Ryan Braun is a baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryan was born on November 17th, 1983 in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California.


Where is the name Braun popular?

International Interest for Braun

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Braun as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Braun U.S.
  White 94.26% 64.26%
  African American 0.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Braun

People with the last name Braun are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Braun

  • How Popular is the name Braun? Braun is the 21,700th most popular name of all time. As a last name Braun was the 1,012th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Braun have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 301 babies born with the first name Braun in the United States. That's more than enough people named Braun 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 Braun? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Braun first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Braun is Friday, August 17th, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Braun born? The highest recorded use of the first name Braun was in 1988 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Braun Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Braun is not a popular baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Braun: Your name in reverse order is Nuarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nabur. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Braun? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 34,491 people with the last name Braun.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Braun? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Braun as their last name.

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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