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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Burhan

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From Arabic بُرْهَان (burhān, “proof”), an epithet of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

  1. A male given name

Burhan was also found in the following language(s): Turkish

Notable Persons Named Burhan

Burhan was born in Tral.


Burhan Asaf Belge was a turkish politician. Burhan was born on January 2nd, 1887 in Damascus. He breathed his last breath on January 12th, 1967.


Burhan Ghalioun is a President of the Syrian National Council and President of theSyrian National Council. Burhan was born on February 11th, 1945 in Homs.


Burhan G is a pop music and contemporary r&b musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to 2003. Burhan was given the name Burhan Genç Koç on June 20th, 1983. Burhan is also known as Burhan G.


Burhan Dogancay is an artist in the fields of painting, photography, collage, and printmaking.


Burhan Shahidi was a Governor of Xinjiang and Governor ofXinjiang. Burhan was born on October 3rd, 1894 in Kazan Governorate. He breathed his last breath on August 27th, 1989.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Burhan

Qasem Burhan is a soccer player for the Al-Gharafa Sports Club, Al-Khor Sports Club, Al-Rayan SC, Qatar national under-23 football team, and Qatar national football team. Qasem was born on December 15th, 1985 in Dakar. Qasem is also known as قاسم برهان (Arabic).


Burhan Qurbani is a film director, writer, and actor. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Burhan was given the name Burhan on November 15th, 1980 in Afghanistan.


Bong Pit Khiat is a chairman, ceo of tenar electrichead of seaweed indonesiashipowner, and ceo of tenar electric. He has been prominent since 1978. Bong was given the name Bong Pit Khiat Burhan on April 12th, 1956 in Tibet, China. Bong is also known as Akhiat.


Rahim was born on November 24th, 1949 in Skopje.


Harem Burhan is an athlete for the Sulaymaniyah FC.


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Popularity of Burhan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Burhan U.S.
  White 28.13% 64.26%
  African American 21.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 43.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Burhan

People with the last name Burhan are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Burhan

  • How Popular is the name Burhan? Burhan is the 28,582nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Burhan was the 132,206th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Burhan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 176 babies born with the first name Burhan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Burhan 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 Burhan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Burhan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Burhan is Saturday, January 28th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Burhan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Burhan was in 2015 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Burhan Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Burhan is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Burhan: Your name in reverse order is Nahrub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Baurnh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Burhan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 128 people with the last name Burhan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Burhan? Burhan is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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