Bruce

Bruce - A very unique male name



  Jan 21,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bruce, meaning from the brushwood thicket, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #265. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bruce and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bruce? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Bruce. The baby boy name Bruce was given to 627 baby boys in 2012, ranking #422 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,617 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bruce peaked in popularity 66 years ago in 1952 on position 25.



Famous with this name

Bruce Willis
Bruce Lee
Bruce Greenwood


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Bruce is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bruce is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #159 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #660.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Bruce is where you live.


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Bruce origin and meaning

Bruce is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means from the brushwood thicket. To see famous people named Bruce, pop culture references for the name Bruce and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bruce

We've found the following names that sound similar to Bruce, sorted by popularity.

Bryce / Brock / Brooks / Brice / Boris / Brook / Baruch / Broc / Boruch / Briggs /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012422
2011469
2010539
2009468
2008482
2007437
2006487
2005490
2004473
2003483
2002480
2001420
2000430
1999407
1998383
1997379
1996365
1995359
1994328
1993320
1992291
1991263
1990239
1989222
1988205
1987198
1986188
1985182
1984175
1983178
1982169
1981162
1980157
1979152
1978151
1977148
1976148
1975139
1974136
1973134
1972121
1971108
197094
196972
196861
196755
196653
196550
196446
196343
196241
196140
196039
195938
195836
195734
195633
195532
195430
195328
195225
195126
195026
194926
194828
194729
194632
194548
194451
194351
194250
194151
194055
193964
193866
193769
193674
193577
193478
193392
193298
1931101
1930109
1929111
1928112
1927123
1926127
1925130
1924132
1923135
1922141
1921146
1920149
1919150
1918146
1917156
1916159
1915172
1914169
1913178
1912182
1911200
1910265

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware159
Rhode Island206
Hawaii252
Nevada276
Wisconsin289
Maryland315
Virginia327
California341
New York345
Minnesota348
Indiana368
Arizona374
Oklahoma383
North Carolina402
Georgia413
Tennessee419
New Jersey436
Colorado443
Washington455
Pennsylvania477
Connecticut487
Florida489
Michigan492
Iowa500
Oregon504
Missouri525
Texas532
Ohio555
Arkansas556
South Carolina559
Illinois573
Utah579
Alabama614
Kentucky639
Massachusetts658
Louisiana660

Even more about Bruce


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Bruce a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bruce?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1952
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Bruce
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,617
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +627

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