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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Brite mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Brite

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  • A submission from Canada says the name Brite means "ACHIEVER" and is of English origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
To be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brite

Poppy Z. Brite is a writer. He was most prominent from 1985 to present. Poppy was given the name Melissa Ann Brite on May 25th, 1967.


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Popularity of Brite as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brite U.S.
  White 72.12% 64.26%
  African American 20.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brite

People with the last name Brite are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Brite

  • How Popular is the name Brite? As a last name Brite was the 23,587th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Brite first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Brite is Saturday, December 20th, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Brite? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Brite. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Brite: Your name in reverse order is Etirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ritbe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brite? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,076 people with the last name Brite.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brite? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Brite as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Past life for Brite born Jun 19, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.