Baby Names: Names Starting with B


BRAMWELL: English place name for "bramble well." Relative: Branwell. Namesake: Patrick Branwell Bronte (brother of Charlotte.)

BRANCH: From the Latin for "extension." The most basic of all tree names. Namesakes: Branch Rickey, bourbon and branch water.

BRANDON: Old English for "fiery hill." Relatives: Branden, Brand, Bran, Brenden, Brendan, Brant, Brent, Brennen, Brennan, Branford. Namesakes: Brandon Tartikoff, Brendan Gill, Branford Marsalis.

BRENDA: Feminine of "Brandon/Brenden." Its variant forms are more widely used today. Relatives: Brenna, Brynna, Brynn. Namesakes: Brenda Vaccaro, "Brenda Starr."

BRENT: A variation of Brandon. Namesake: Brent Musburger.

BRETT: "A native of Brittany." Traditionally a boy's name, but Hemingway picked it for his female character in THE SUN ALSO RISES. Relatives: Bret, Bretton. Namesakes: "Lady Brett Ashley," Bret Easton Ellis.

BREWSTER: Old English for "brewer." Has a MAYFLOWER connotation and also makes for a great college nickname. Relative: Brew Namesakes: "Brewster McCloud," William Brewster.

BRIAN: Celtic for "strong." Almost everyone likes this name. Relatives: Brianne, Bryan, Bryant, Brianna, Briant, Briand. Namesakes: Brian Wilson, Bryant Gumbel, Bryan Brown.

BRICE: Celtic for "swift." Try it for a girl. Relatives: Bryce, Brick. Namesake: Fanny Brice.

BRIDGET: Irish for "resolute." A perennial favorite in Ireland. Relatives: Brigetta, Brigitte, Brighid, Brigid, Britta, Brita, Britte, Brit, Biddy, Brie, Bree, Birgit, Birgitta, Brigada, Brigida, Brigita, Birgit, Birdie, Bryde. Namesakes: Brigitte Bardot, Birgit Nelson.

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