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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
  2. United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
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  1. plural of burn

burns was also found in the following language(s): Scots

Notable Persons Named Burns

Burns is an electronic music and dance music musician. His career lasted from 2008 to 2008. Burns was given the name Matthew James Burns on October 31st, 1985 in Stafford, England, United Kingdom. Burns is also known as BURNS and Matt Burns.

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Burns was born on January 25th, 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland. He passed away on July 21st, 1796.

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Burns was born on January 3rd, 1966.

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Burns Mantle was a criticism newspaper theatre critic and theatre criticism. Burns was given the name Robert Burns Mantle on December 23rd, 1873 in Watertown, New York, United States. He died on February 9th, 1948.

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His military service ended in 1911.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Burns

Pete Burns is a pop music, dance music, new wave music, and hi-nrg musician. He was most active from 1977 to present. Pete was given the name Peter Jozzeppi Burns on August 5th, 1959 in Bebington.

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Robert was born on January 25th, 1759 in Alloway. He breathed his last breath on July 21st, 1796.

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Steve Burns is an indie rock and alternative rock musician. He plays Vocal music, Guitar, and Keyboard instrument. His ongoing career started in 1995. Steve was given the name Steven Michael Burns on October 9th, 1973 in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Ken Burns is a filmmaker and filmmaking. His ongoing career started in 1981. Ken was given the name Kenneth Lauren Burns on July 29th, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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George Burns was an actor, comedian, writer, and singer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1902 to 1996. George was given the name Nathan Birnbaum on January 20th, 1896 in New York City, New York, U.S. George is also known as Nattie and Nate. He died on March 9th, 1996.

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Edward Burns is an actor, film director, film producer, and screenwriter. His ongoing career started in 1995. Edward was given the name Edward Fitzgerald Burns on January 29th, 1968 in Woodside, Queens, New York, United States.

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How popular is the baby name Burns in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 5 0 5
1891 6 0 6
1895 6 0 6
1912 5 0 5
1913 13 0 13
1914 13 0 13
1915 9 0 9
1916 27 0 27
1917 20 0 20
1918 22 0 22
1919 14 0 14
1920 30 0 30
1921 16 0 16
1922 20 0 20
1923 15 0 15
1924 20 0 20
1925 21 0 21
1926 12 0 12
1927 9 0 9
1928 14 0 14
1929 11 0 11
1930 11 0 11
1931 10 0 10
1932 18 0 18
1933 8 0 8
1934 8 0 8
1935 8 0 8
1936 7 0 7
1937 13 0 13
1938 8 0 8
1939 6 0 6
1940 6 0 6
1941 7 0 7
1942 7 0 7
1944 7 0 7
1945 6 0 6
1946 10 0 10
1947 11 0 11
1948 15 0 15
1950 16 0 16
1951 7 0 7
1952 8 0 8
1953 10 0 10
1954 7 0 7
1957 8 0 8
1958 7 0 7
1959 7 0 7
1960 5 0 5
1961 5 0 5
1962 6 0 6
1966 7 0 7
1968 6 0 6
1979 5 0 5
2016 6 0 6

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Burns U.S.
  White 80.26% 64.26%
  African American 14.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Burns

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

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Fun Facts about the name Burns

  • How Popular is the name Burns? Burns is the 14,805th most popular name of all time. As a last name Burns was the 155th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Burns have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 584 babies born with the first name Burns in the United States. That's more than enough people named Burns 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 Burns? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Burns first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Burns is Wednesday, September 27th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Burns born? The highest recorded use of the first name Burns was in 1920 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Burns Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Burns is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Burns: Your name in reverse order is Snrub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rusbn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Burns? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 165,925 people with the last name Burns.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Burns? Burns was ranked as the 155th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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