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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bror

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  • According to a user from Germany, the name Bror is of Norwegian origin and means "From Old Norse brodir meaning "brother". In older days it was never given to the firstborn son. In the 19th century it started to lose its original meaning and was given to all.".

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Notable Persons Named Bror

Messiah Marcolin is a doom metal and heavy metal music musician. He was most prominent from 1984 to 2007. Messiah was given the name Bror Jan Alfredo Marcolin on December 10th, 1967. Messiah is also known as Messiah Marcolin and Eddie Marcolin.


Esbjörn Svensson was a jazz musician. He was most prominent from 1980 to 1980. Esbjörn was given the name Bror Fredrik Esbjörn Svensson on April 16th, 1964 in Skultuna, Sweden. He passed away on June 14th, 2008.


Bror Mellberg was a soccer player for the Karlstad BK, AIK Fotboll, Genoa C.F.C., Toulouse FC (1937), Red Star F.C., FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, and Sweden national football team. Bror was born on November 9th, 1923 in Ambjörby. He died on September 8th, 2004.


Bror was born on June 19th, 1914. He passed away on August 21st, 2002.


Bror was born on March 13th, 1878 in Tullstorp, Sweden. He passed away on April 21st, 1955.


Bror Blume is a soccer player for the Lyngby Boldklub, BK Skjold, Hvidovre IF, and Denmark national under-19 football team. Bror was born on January 22nd, 1992 in Copenhagen.


Common last names for Bror

  • Johnson
  • Carlson
  • Nelson
  • Olson
  • Hanson
  • Benson
  • Pearson
  • Berg

Fun Facts about the name Bror

  • How Popular is the name Bror? Bror is the 64,108th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Bror have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Bror in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bror? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bror first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bror is Monday, November 8th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Bror born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bror was in 1916 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bror: Your name in reverse order is Rorb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Obrr. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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