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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Brit"ish
Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants.

Etymology: AS. Brittisc Bryttisc

noun Brit"ish
People of Great Britain.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The people of Great Britain
  2. Of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture ("his wife is British")

Notable Persons Named British

Brisco is a hip hop music rapper, songwriter, rapping, and singer-songwriter. His ongoing career started in 2001. Brisco was given the name British Alexander Mitchell on June 28th, 1982. Brisco is also known as Brisco.


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Fun Facts about the name British

  • How Popular is the name British? British is the 24,035th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name British have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 249 babies born with the first name British in the United States. That's more than enough people named British 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 British? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was British first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name British is Tuesday, December 25th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named British born? The highest recorded use of the first name British was in 2015 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random British Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name British is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name British: Your name in reverse order is Hsitirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ihtisbr. 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.