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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brunson

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Alt. Meaning

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

R is for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

U is for useful, always to others.

N is for narrator, tell many stories

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

Notable Persons Named Brunson

Brunson was born in Jackson, Mississippi.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Brunson

Doyle Brunson is a poker player.


Derek was born in 1984 in Wilmington, North Carolina.


Jalen Brunson is a basketball player. Jalen was born on August 31st, 1996 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


Todd Brunson is a poker player.


Rick Brunson is a basketball player for the Adelaide 36ers, Quad City Thunder, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Connecticut Pride, Boston Celtics, and Chicago Bulls. He was most prominent from 1995 to 2006. Rick was born on June 14th, 1972 in Syracuse, New York.


Rebekkah Brunson is a basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx, Sacramento Monarchs, Dynamo Moscow (women's basketball), Taranto Cras Basket, Ros Casares Valencia, Nadezhda Orenburg, USK Praha, and Dynamo Kursk in the Women's National Basketball Association. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Rebekkah was born on December 11th, 1981 in Washington, D.C.


Where is the name Brunson popular?

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Popularity of Brunson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brunson U.S.
  White 50.05% 64.26%
  African American 44.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brunson

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

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Fun Facts about the name Brunson

  • How Popular is the name Brunson? Brunson is the 57,827th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brunson was the 2,115th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brunson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26 babies born with the first name Brunson in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brunson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brunson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brunson is Tuesday, September 3rd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Brunson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brunson was in 1946 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Random Brunson Factoid: According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brunson is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1946.
  • Weird things about the name Brunson: Your name in reverse order is Nosnurb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Urnbsno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brunson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,099 people with the last name Brunson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brunson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Brunson as their last name.

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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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