Burns - Meaning of Burns
[ 1 syll. bur-(n)(s), bu-r-ns ] The baby boy name Burns is pronounced as BahRNZ †. Burns is primarily used in the English language, and it is of Old French and Middle English origin. From Middle English roots, its meaning is from the stream or fountain. It is derived from the element 'burn' which means stream, fountain. The name has been bestowed in honor of the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796), who is also known as Scotland's favourite son or The Bard.
In addition, Burns is a form of the English name Bourne.
The English name Burness is a form of Burns.
Burns is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Burns include Barnes, Barns, Brahms, Branch, Branche, Brans, Burness, Byrnes, Bajrang, Berna, Bernek, Bernis, Branco, Branek, Branik, Branko, Brencis, Broncko, Bronco, and Bronko.
† Pronunciation for Burns: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"
A famous person named Burns is Poet, Robert Burns, born 25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796, Alloway, Scotland.