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Gender: Male Meaning of Burr: "bristle" Origin of Burr: English

The name Burr is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bristle". Burr and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (33 - with occupations)".

From the experts:

Ruggedly appealing word name in the Thorn/Rider/Storm school of boys' names.

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Famous People Named Burr

Burr Steers, American actor/director
Aaron Burr, U.S. Vice President
Theodore Burr, American inventor and cousin of Aaron Burr
Raymond Burr, Canadian actor
Richard Burr, U.S. Senator from North Carolina

Pop Culture References for the name Burr

Burr, spiky seed pod that clings to hair and clothing
Aaron Burr, character in "Hamilton" the broadway musical


aaronburrsir Says:


See my username.

Zelliew Says:


A child deserves a better name. A burr is an annoying thing caught in your sock.

PoppyOrangey Says:


Two unappealing meanings, what someone says when they are very cold and spikey plants that get caught on your clothes and in your hair. Very unpleasant...

rie Says:


I think this would be a great nature middle name for a boy or girl.

EvaThyssen Says:


Cato Burr: cat purr.

Catastroffy Says:


I would not name my child something I am always pulling out of my cat's fur.

_NorthStar_ Says:


I would use this only if it were a family name honoring a very significant person....and perhaps not even then. Lol. :) NMS

SweetPraline Says:


I actually have this on my guilty pleasure boys list. Not usable for us, however, but I love it.

CaitlinBrittin Says:


My 4 times great grandfather was named Burr Frost. No joke!