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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bren

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb
To burn.

Etymology: See Burn

noun Bren
Bran.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A submachine gun operated by gas pressure; used by the British in World War II
Wiktionary
  1. Obsolete form of bran.

bren was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Kriol, Old French, and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Bren

Bren Foster is an actor, martial arts, and martial artist. Bren was born in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Bren was born on August 28th, 1976 in Vancouver, BC. Bren is also known as Simmers and Brenda.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bren

Donald Bren is a chairman of the board, the irvine company, and irvine company. Donald was born as the child of Marion Jorgensen and Milton H. Bren on May 11th, 1932 in Los Angeles.

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Milton H. Bren was a movie producer and real estate developer. Milton was born on June 14th, 1904 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He left this life on December 14th, 1979.

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Steve was born on July 29th, 1960.

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Frank Bren is an actor, playwright, author, and scholar. Frank was born Frank Bren in 1943.

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Cary was born on May 8th, 1959.

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J. Robert Bren was a screenwriter and producer. He was most prominent from 1933 to present. J. was given the name Jose Roberto Bustamante Gutierrez on July 23rd, 1903 in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. He died on October 1st, 1981.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1956 5 0 5
1957 6 0 6
1958 5 0 5
1959 6 0 6
1960 9 0 9
1961 9 0 9
1963 8 0 8
1964 10 0 10
1965 5 0 5
1967 6 0 6
1968 6 0 6
1970 6 0 6
1971 6 0 6
1975 6 0 6
1976 7 0 7
1977 6 0 6
1978 5 0 5
1979 10 0 10
1980 13 6 7
1981 6 0 6
1982 5 0 5
1983 13 7 6
1984 9 0 9
1985 14 0 14
1986 14 0 14
1987 13 0 13
1988 14 0 14
1989 15 0 15
1990 11 0 11
1991 12 0 12
1992 11 0 11
1993 10 0 10
1994 9 0 9
1995 8 0 8
1996 7 0 7
1998 17 11 6
1999 19 12 7
2000 12 6 6
2001 16 6 10
2002 20 5 15
2003 24 8 16
2004 15 7 8
2005 22 6 16
2006 13 7 6
2007 23 10 13
2008 27 12 15
2009 18 7 11
2010 12 5 7
2011 15 6 9
2012 8 0 8
2013 16 9 7
2014 6 0 6
2015 18 7 11
2016 18 7 11
2017 14 6 8

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Popularity of Bren as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bren U.S.
  White 90.01% 64.26%
  African American 4.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.79% 16.26%

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People with the last name Bren are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bren

  • How Popular is the name Bren? Bren is the 14,004th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bren was the 30,043rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bren have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 638 babies born with the first name Bren in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bren to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bren? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1956 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bren first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bren is Sunday, January 11th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Bren born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bren was in 2003 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Bren Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bren is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Bren: Your name in reverse order is Nerb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rben. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bren? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 781 people with the last name Bren.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bren? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bren as their last name since less than 1 person in 385k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • 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.
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