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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 "What COLOR HAIR?".

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"