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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 Olympic Gold Medal winner
Bruce Willis, American actor
Bruce Springsteen, American musician
Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist
Bruce MacLeish Dern, American actor
Bruce Raymond Gradkowski, American football player
Bruce William Miller III, American football player
Bruce Lorne Campbell, American actor, director, writer, and producer
Bruce Greenwood, Canadian actor and producer
Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson, British TV presenter
Bruce Dickinson, British lead singer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden
Bruce Leslie McLaren, New Zealand race car designer and driver
Bruce Smith, American NFL Hall of Fame football player
Bruce Seldon, American WBA heavyweight champion in 1995
Bruce William Boxleitner, American actor
Bruce Beresford, Australian film director
Bruce Cockburn, a Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter
Bruce Hornsby, American pianist
Bruce Kulick, member of KISS and Grand Funk Railroad
Bruce Arians, NFL head coach
Bruce Bochy, Giants and Padres baseball team manager and past Padres catcher

Pop Culture References for the name Bruce

Bruce Goodman, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Bruce Wayne aka Batman, DC Comics character
Bruce Banner aka The Hulk, Marvel Comics character
Bruce the Shark, character in "Finding Nemo"
Bruce Nolan, main character in 2004 film "Bruce Almighty"
The Bruces Sketch, Monty Python's Flying Circus
Bruce Patman, character in "Sweet Valley High"
Bruce, character on TV's "Grandfathered"

Brucey, Brucie