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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Burman

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bur"man
A member of the Burman family, one of the four great families Burma; also, sometimes, any inhabitant of Burma; a Burmese.

Note: Burma is now (1998) named Myanmar.

Etymology: “The softened modern M'yan-ma M'yan-manative name] is the source of the European corruption Burma.” Balfour.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Burman

Rahul Dev Burman was a singing, music director, composer, and singer. He was most active from 1961 to 1994. Rahul was born as the child of S. D. Burman on June 27th, 1939 in Kolkata, India. He breathed his last breath on January 4th, 1994.


Sachin Dev Burman was a playback singer musician. He was most prominent from 1933 to 1975. Sachin was born on October 1st, 1906 in Comilla. Sachin is also known as Burman da, Kumar Sachindra Dev Barman, Sachin Karta, and S. D. Burman. He died on October 31st, 1975.



Mohit Burman is a businessperson and businessman. Mohit was born on July 20th, 1968 in Kolkata.


Bob was born on April 23rd, 1884 in Imlay City, Michigan. He left this life on April 8th, 1916.


Daniel Burman is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Daniel was born Daniel Burman on August 29th, 1973 in Buenos Aires.


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Popularity of Burman as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Burman U.S.
  White 87.76% 64.26%
  African American 4.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Burman

People with the last name Burman are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Burman

  • How Popular is the name Burman? Burman is the 33,983rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Burman was the 10,114th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Burman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 120 babies born with the first name Burman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Burman 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 Burman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Burman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Burman is Tuesday, December 30th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Burman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Burman was in 1924 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Burman: Your name in reverse order is Namrub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Manbur. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Burman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,186 people with the last name Burman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Burman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Burman 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.