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Gender: Male Origin of Brain: Misspelling of Brian

The name Brain is a boy's name . Brain and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change one letter (5 names)".

From the experts:

Brain is not a name, it's a misspelling of the long-popular Brian. What's really astonishing is not that it made the Top 1000 at all but that it hung on there for 25 years, from 1965 through 1989, Brian's heyday. All we can say is: sad.

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Famous People Named Brain

Pop Culture References for the name Brain

Brain, mouse from TV show "Pinky and the Brain"
Brain, dog from TV show "Inspector Gadget"
The Brain, character on the PBS Kids TV show "Arthur"

Comments

TechnoKitten Says:

2019-02-28T13:03:11

What's next? Heart?

FractalShadow Says:

2018-07-12T19:14:58

I love that its origin is from people misspelling the very simple name Brian.

Ella Says:

2017-09-18T01:48:28

This is not a name.This is a word for a part of the nervous system.

iipostmvh Says:

2015-12-16T02:31:34

Brother or sister named Pinky! ;-)

mxdxsxn Says:

2015-12-16T00:01:11

brains

Sarah8 Says:

2015-08-11T06:34:09

There's a big problem if people think this at all acceptable.

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-21T06:26:13

One would hope he was an A student

alyssum Says:

2015-06-16T02:51:56

Reminds me of the Jeopardy episode of Pinky and the Brain. "That's correct, Brian!" "It's Brain!"

HollyMaxSpencer Says:

2014-08-18T03:17:05

How can you name your kid Brain?