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Bruce Wayne is Batman's alter ego. Bruce is also the name of the shark in "Jaws" and in "Finding Nemo."
breakofday  12/9/2005
Two famous bearers - Bruce Springsteen and actor Bruce Willis.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2005
One famous Bruce was Bruce Jun Fan Lee, Chinese-American martial artist and actor.
Ylva  3/30/2006
I don't like this name, it is a really cold and unfeeling name.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2006
My father thinks this name sounds effeminate. I disagree and rather like it.
wefrox  5/28/2006
The movie "Bruce Almighty."
Tudor  6/14/2006
I like the name Bruce, it's very masculine and is quite popular in Australia. ;)
Ariel  6/17/2006
This is my name but I am not fond of it. Oh well. I'll get over it.
greeneyesmagee  12/10/2006
In England, Wales and Ireland the name Bruce means: Briar patch--Thicket (as in rough patch of woods) and also: Lord of the Woods. This info comes from entries by my Irish-Welsh great grand parents about my first name.
BruceY  1/7/2007
Hollywood actor Bruce Campbell is a famous bearer.
violetagate  7/19/2007
A famous bearer is Bruce Hornsby, an American singer and pianist.
Mel_13  12/29/2007
The name always makes me think of really idiotic men who like to act tough and manly. It doesn't have a pleasant sound to it anyway. Come on, it's pronounced like 'bruise'. And it's the middle name of that moron Eminem.
slight night shiver  5/17/2008
"Bruce Wayne" Batman.
silverstardust  5/25/2008
A Monty Python Sketch where all the men are named Bruce.
Jeana Bradbury  7/14/2008
Bruce Banner aka The Incedible Hulk.
Jeana Bradbury  7/14/2008
There is also Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden.
sameraneo  2/25/2009
Sounds like a very nice middle aged bald man. And I think of penguins. I think I saw some cartoon about a penguin named Bruce or something.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  3/14/2009
My name is Bruce, I'm no better or stronger than any other, a name is a name, you are who you are, I'm an asshole, a good person, a bad lover, a good lover, I'm like everyone else but with my own name, they could have called me Sue!
Bwilson  10/1/2009
Bruce Walker in the main character in Lois Duncan's novel "Hotel for Dogs". In the film version, he is portrayed by the adorable Jake T. Austin.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2010
Reminds me of bruises. Don't like it.
Chrila96  12/4/2010
I don't really like the look or sound of it but I have a huge soft spot for the name Bruce because I love Bruce Springsteen and I was a big fan of Bruce Willis when I was younger. I consider Bruce a very manly name, almost macho.
CN  12/19/2010
Reminds me of a bruise. It's also one of those names that I can't picture on men under 40 (of course, they were kids once too, but it still sounds odd on young boys).
mrose19  8/11/2011
The name of the town may come from bruscia, a Vulgar Latin word meaning "brush", which is ultimately from bhreus, a Proto-Indo-European word meaning "sprout".
arrowhead909  3/2/2012
This is also Mandy Patinkin's middle name.
AnastasiaE  9/10/2012
Formula 1 driver and founder of the McLaren team Bruce McLaren.
zyr  10/27/2013
J. Bruce Ismay was the managing director of the White Star Line and survivor of the RMS Titanic disaster. After the disaster, he was called a coward and a 'Benedict Arnold of the sea' by the press, as well as the biggest coward in history.
KarenAurora  6/8/2014
Think it is a good idea to give your little baby boy a pretty-sounding name like Bruce? He won't always be a little baby and Bruce is not appropriate for a grown man. I have hated my name for over 45 years. Please don't name your child Bruce.
orenbruce  8/24/2014
The given description discusses the history and origin of the name, yet fails to explain what the name means.
bwpbruce  1/20/2015
In 1954, Dr Fredric Wertham published Seduction of the Innocent, a book explaining how comic books were ruining the youth of America. In the book, Dr Wertham implies that millionaire Bruce Wayne and his ward, Dick Grayson (Batman and Robin) are gay. The book gained notoriety during congressional hearing on comic books, also in 1954. If you look at the popularity of "Bruce" as a name, you will see that it peaks in 1951-2.
learicalAZ  8/25/2015
In the 70's Bruce was the generic name of a stereotypical gay man (complete with limp wrist and a lisp) in jokes about gay men.
My brother, named Bruce, was glad when Bruce Willis and Bruce Springsteen re-associated the name with straight men. Later on he came out.
Gipper  9/25/2015
I like this name a lot, it has a serious sound to it but it's still a good name to have. However I think Bruce Jenner has probably ruined the name for a lot of people.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2016
This name sounds tough since it's the name of Batman and the hulk.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2016
I think Bruce is a great name because it reminds me of my favorite superhero BATMAN! I would totally name my kid Bruce.
stephcortes  5/22/2016
I cannot even begin to describe how terrible this name is. It's laughably dated, unattractive, not special, and sounds like "Bruise."
It boggles my mind as to why this name didn't leave the charts long ago.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2016
Guns n' Roses front man Axl Rose was born William Bruce Rose, Jr.
Eileen1209864  6/29/2016
Bruce is a cool name and reminds me of Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman. I also like the nickname Brucey.
TCforever  9/24/2016
Bruce Dickinson of the metal band Iron Maiden bears this name, however it is actually his middle name. His real name is Paul.
Eileen1209864  10/17/2016
My husband's name is Bruce. I guess when you love someone you end up loving their name, because I didn't when we first met, but I do now. His mom called him Brucie, even as an adult, and after she died, I began calling him that too, as a comfort, I guess.
jillg  11/5/2016
Bruce Darnell is an American model and choreographer based in Germany. Darnell was born and grew up in Colorado. After studying sociology, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served six years as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.
cutenose  1/20/2017
Bruce is a great name. I love how strong and classic it is.
BlueBayou  7/9/2017
It bears a slight resemblance to the word 'brutal', and for some reason that's all I think of. It's strange, because the two are only mildly similar.
cdawg  12/6/2017
Bruce can be traced back to Old Norse-Brúsi -meaning Buck / He-goat.
First used current spelling in Normandy by the Viking settlers. Brought to Scotland after the Norman Invasion. Old Swedish Old Norwegian and old Danish converted the name to Bruse. Bruse is a Norwegian/Danish word that means Noise, Surge, Fizz.
brusi  12/8/2017
I like this name. Mostly because it’s associated with sharks (thanks to Jaws and Finding Nemo), and I have loved sharks ever since I was a young girl, and it’s the name of my uncle.
Marideth  3/8/2018

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