Scottish and English
"from the burnt house"

Burns Origin and Meaning

The name Burns is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "from the burnt house".

The final s turns this name into a manservant.

# 995 in the US

Burns Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Burns

  • Robert Burnsnational Scottish poet and lyricist
  • Pete BurnsEnglish singer and songwriter, particularly known for being the frontman of the band "Dead or Alive"
  • Burns MantleAmerican theatre critic
  • Robert Burns Woodwardwinner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burnsan American filmmaker, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs in documentary films

Burns in Pop Culture

  • Rupert Burnscharacter form "Bicentennial Man"
  • Charles Montgomery "Monty" Burns (Mr. Burns)character from 'The Simpsons'
  • Heath Burnsson of the fire elementals in "Monster High" show and series