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Son of Brown; Dark, dusty
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Bronson
Bronson is a relatively rare Anglo-Saxon surname originating out of England and means “son of Brown”. In Olde English “brun” stood for “dark, dusty” but did not morph into the color meaning of “brown” until the late Middle Ages. In Olde English the word was also used to describe something “bright or polished” which survives in our word “burnish”. Brun or Bron would have been a nickname given to a person with brown features or one who was dark and weather-beaten (see Colton, Cole or Colby).
Popularity of the Name Bronson
Bronson first appeared on the masculine naming charts in 1970 which predates the widespread national naming trend that uses surnames as forenames. It may have been actor Charles Bronson who helped bring this name to the forefront – Bronson garnered a lot of attention in the 1960s from movies like The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and The Dirty Dozen. However, Charles Bronson is probably most associated with his bad-ass, vigilante character in the “Death Wish” series (starting in 1974). Despite Bronson’s connection to this darkly heroic character-actor, the name never managed to achieve anything beyond low popularity; it even fell off the naming charts several times in this new century. Bronson recently returned to the charts in 2005 – today the name may be finding new inspiration from Cuban-American Bronson Arroyo, a starting pitcher in the MLB.
Popularity of the Boy Name Bronson
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Bronson
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Popular Songs on Bronson
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Bronson
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Famous People Named Bronson
Famous People Named Bronson - Bronson Arroyo (baseball player); Bronson Pinchot (actor); Amos Bronson Alcott (teacher, reformer, father of Louisa May Alcott); Bronson M. Cutting (politician); Bronson Harrison (New Zealand rugby player); Bronson La'Cassie (Australian golfer); Bronson Sardinha (baseball player)
Children of Famous People Named Bronson
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Bronson - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Bronson
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Bronson