Usage English (Modern)
Pronounced Pron. BREK-ən
Other Forms FormsBracken, Brechin, Breckin
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Contributor Contrib.nafer1 on 8/24/2008
From a surname which is a variant of Irish Bracken, or derived from either an English place name (Bracken in Yorkshire) meaning "bracken (fern)" or a Scottish place name (Brechin), itself from Old English breac "new arable land" with a diminutive suffix.