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Gender: Male Meaning of Burns: "from the burnt house" Origin of Burns: Scottish and English

The name Burns is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "from the burnt house". Burns and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (38 - with occupations)".

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The final s turns this name into a manservant.

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Famous People Named Burns

Burns Mantle, American theatre critic
Robert Burns Woodward, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burns, an American filmmaker, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs in documentary films

Pop Culture References for the name Burns

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


ambercat Says:


Sounds more like a type of injury than a name

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Should probably remain a surname.