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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brost

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From Old Swedish bryst, brist, brøst, from Old Norse brjóst, from Proto-Germanic *breustą (“breast, chest”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrews- (“to swell”).

  1. (anatomy) breast; the fleshy organs on the chest of a sexually mature human female
  2. (anatomy) chest, thorax; the portion of the body from the base of the neck to the top of the abdomen
  3. bosom

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brost

Ray Henderson was a songwriter. Ray was given the name Raymond Brost on December 1st, 1896 in Buffalo, New York. He died on December 31st, 1970.


Johannes Brost is an actor. He was most active from 1973 to present. Johannes was given the name Edvard Johannes Brost Forssell by his parent Gudrun Brost on September 25th, 1946 in Stockholm.


Gudrun Brost was an actress. She was most active from 1936 to 1986. Gudrun was given the name Gudrun Lisa Johanna Brost on April 6th, 1910 in Malmö. She passed away on June 28th, 1993.


Erich was born on October 29th, 1903 in West Prussia. He passed away on October 8th, 1995.


Todd Brost is a hockey player. He was most active from 1989 to 1995. Todd was born on September 23rd, 1967 in Calgary.


Torsten Brost was a soccer player for the Malmö FF. Torsten was born on March 21st, 1911 in Malmö. He breathed his last breath on March 15th, 1965.


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Popularity of Brost as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brost U.S.
  White 96.09% 64.26%
  African American 0.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brost

People with the last name Brost are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Brost

  • How Popular is the name Brost? As a last name Brost was the 18,156th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Brost? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Brost was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Brost: Your name in reverse order is Tsorb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tosbr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brost? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,533 people with the last name Brost.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brost? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Brost as their last name since less than 1 person in 192k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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