Revision history for Bruce

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3/21/2014, 10:33:08 PM Mike C update #88
2/12/2007, 1:03:40 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Given Name

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: BROOS

Meaning & History

From a Scottish surname, of Norman origin, which probably originally referred to the town of Brix in France. The surname was borne by Robert the Bruce, a Scottish hero of the 14th century who achieved independence from England and became the king of Scotland. It has been in use as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. A notable bearer is the American musician Bruce Springsteen (1949-).