Bruce: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Bruce
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Bruce is a strong, smart, and masculine-sounding name...No worries about this ever becoming a name for little girls!
Being born in 1960 and named Bruce (after an uncle who died at 2 months!) this name was difficult to live with, after the Country Gentlemen did the song "Big Bruce" about a swishy hair dresser who died going back in a fire at the salon for his purse. I was 9 and the ribbing was nonstop. Even Bruce Lee was no help. It ceased after "Moonlighting" and the rise of Bruce Willis. Now the name has all but disappeared from the landscape. Oh yes, and Robert the Bruce (the first King of Scotland) became know as the guy who betrayed William Wallace (which is the legend, but no facts back this up). If I had had a son, I would not have named him Bruce.
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My dad's name is Bruce, and although I'm a little biased, he's one of the top nicest guys in the world.
My Dad's name was Bruce also and he was probably the most wonderful, loving, kind and generous person ever. He passed away from prostrate cancer last year at the too young age of 56, and worked for a university for over 30 years and I can't even remember how many countless people have come up to me and tell me that they wish he was their dad too! I've never met anyone who didn't love my father! Bruce is a great name!!
I love this name because I love Batman (1966) and Batman's real name is Bruce!
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- Meanings and history of the name Bruce: | Edit
Bruce was the surname of a Scottish Clan, and is of Norman origins. Robert the Bruce became the first king of Scotland. Became a given name in the 19th century.
I've read this name means "thick brush" or "from the brushwood thicket".
- Famous real-life people named Bruce: | Edit
Bruce Willis - American actor
Bruce Springsteen - American musician
Bruce Lee - American actor and martial artist
Bruce Campbell - American actor
- Bruce in song, story & screen: | Edit
Bruce Wayne, billionaire playboy philanthropist and actual identity of Batman in comics, TV, and movies
Bruce Banner, actual identity of the Incredible Hulk in comics, TV, and movies
Famous song lyric by 1970s band ELO: "Bruce, don't bring me down"
Great Monty Python "Bruce" sketch features an Australian grog-swigging philosophy department staffed entirely by Bruces (a popular name in Australia)