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Gender: M Meaning of Bruce: "from the brushwood thicket" Origin of Bruce: Scottish and English from French Bruce's Popularity in 2015: #404

Bruce is a Norman place name made famous by the Scottish king Robert the Bruce, who won Scotland's independence from England in the fourteenth century. It's perennially popular in Scotland, but has been rarely used here for a generation -- though the impact of Bruces Lee, Springsteen, Dern and Willis, as well as Batman's Bruce Wayne -- still lingers. At one time Bruce was so widespread in Australia, it became a nickname for any Ozzie man. An interesting alternative is Brix, the Normandy place name where the Bruce family originated.

Famous People Named Bruce

Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn Jenner, American TV personality and retired athlete
(Walter) Bruce Willis, American actor
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen, American musician
Bruce Lee, (born Lee Jun-fan), American actor and martial artist
Bruce Raymond Gradkowski, American football player
Bruce William Miller III, American football player
Bruce Lorne Campbell, American actor, director, writer, and producer
(Stuart) Bruce Greenwood, Canadian actor and producer
Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson, British TV presenter
(Paul) Bruce Dickinson, British musician
Bruce Leslie McLaren, New Zealand race car designer and driver
Bruce Bernard Smith, American football player
Bruce Samuel Seldon, American boxer
Bruce William Boxleitner, American actor
Bruce Beresford, Australian film director

Pop Culture References for the name Bruce

Bruce Goodman, character from 'Ace Attorney'
Bruce Wayne, Batman
Bruce Banner, The Hulk
Bruce the Shark in "Finding Nemo"
"Bruce Almighty", 2004 film starring Jim Carrey
The Bruces Sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus
Bruce Patman, sometime-antagonist of "Sweet Valley High"
Bruce, character in TV's "Grandfathered"

Brucey, Brucie