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Gender: Male Origin of Brown: Color and surname

The name Brown is a boy's name of English origin. Brown and is often added to lists like Color Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Wedding, Part I".

From the experts:

Most color names, like Scarlet and Violet, are definitely female, but not this one. Brown is as rich and warm as the tone it denotes, though we must admit the Italian version Bruno has more spark and substance.

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Famous People Named Brown

James Joseph Brown, Jr., American soul singer
(James) Gordon Brown, British prime minister
Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr., American politician, governor of California
Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown, American R&B singer
Clarence "Clancy' Brown, American actor
Herbert C. Brown, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist and Nobel Prize winner
Rahem Brown aka Tame One, American rapper
Anerae Veshaughn Brown aka X-Raided, American rapper

Pop Culture References for the name Brown

Amber Brown, book series and title character
Brown Cessario, character from movie "Camp Rock"
Brown University, school in Rhode Island, USA
Charlie Brown, character from comic strip "Peanuts"


Miri Says:


I just don't like it. Personally not my style.

cabosanmucus Says:


so I'm watching the credits of Spongebob and I see someone was named Brown Johnson.... think about that for a minute.

abertawe Says:


People put down names all the time... on naming websites. It's ok to dislike a name on here.

Zelliew Says:


I prefer Grey

Erin Norton Faubus Says:


Thank you for saying that! I am probably overly sensitive but I looked up my little ones name just to see what it said and was sad at anything negative. I appreciate you responding so kindly.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I'm sorry. I have actually quite liked the name lately and wasn't thinking clearly when I wrote that. Obviously I did not exercise restrain. I really was a bully, looking back at the things I wrote years ago and thanks to people like you, I have learned my lesson about writig such things.

Erin Norton Faubus Says:


Well, we named our son Brown and its sad to me that you would actually take the time to write out how awful you think that is! Wow! We happen to love it. It sounds bold and strong and wise to me. And he's an amazing kid with a unique name. Restraint is best when overcome with the desire to put down someone's name. That is what children do.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


No. WHY would anybody name their child Brown!? Why?!