ARTEMASmAncient Greek, Biblical, Polish (Archaic) Presumably a contracted form of ARTEMIDOROS. This name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament, in Saint Paul's letter to Titus. According to George Rippey Stewart in 'American Given Names' (1979): "It is chiefly remembered from General Artemas Ward, of the Revolution (born 1727)... [more]
AUBURNm & fEnglish English vocabulary name meaning "red-brown"; used to describe dark red hair colours.
BABHRUm & fIndian Indian unisex name also written as Babhrú (बभ्रु), masculine and sometimes feminine, or Babhrū (बभ्रू), which is purely feminine, meaning "reddish-brown, tawny".
BEARmEnglish (Modern, Rare) From the Middle English beare, beore, itself from the Old English bera, of the Frisian bār, Old High German bero, from the Germanic beran meaning, literally, "the brown one".
BORAQCHINfMedieval Mongolian Meaning uncertain, possibly from Mongolian борогчин (borogchin) meaning "(female) bird" or "brown skin (of female animals)". This was the name of a 13th-century Alchi Tatar woman and the senior wife of Mongol ruler Batu Khan (c... [more]
BORENAfAlanic, Georgian (Rare) This name is best known for being the name of Borena of Alania (11th century AD), an Alan princess who went on to become queen of Georgia after marrying the widowed king Bagrat IV of Georgia. It is because of her that the Georgians became acquainted with the name Borena; she brought the name to Georgia... [more]
BRUNOMUNDmAncient Germanic Derived from Old High German brunja "breastplate, cuirass" or brûn "brown" combined with Old High German mund "protection."
BRUNORmArthurian Romance Likely derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". This is the name of several characters in Arthurian tales, including the father of Sir GALEHAUT and the Knight of the Ill-Fitting Coat.
BRUNRADmAncient Germanic Derived from Old High German brunja "breastplate, cuirass" or brûn "brown" combined with Old High German rât "counsel."
BRUNRICmAncient Germanic Derived from Old High German brunja "breastplate, cuirass" or brûn "brown" combined with rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler."
BRUNSTEINmAncient Germanic Derived from Old High German brunja "breastplate, cuirass" or brûn "brown" combined with Old High German stain "stone."
BRUNULFmAncient Germanic Derived from Old High German brunja "breastplate, cuirass" or brûn "brown" combined with Gothic vulfs "wolf."
BRUNWARDmAncient Germanic Derived from Old High German brunja "breastplate, cuirass" or brûn "brown" combined with Old High German wart "guard."
BRUYNSTENmMedieval Dutch Medieval Dutch form of BRUNSTEIN. This is not to be confused with the medieval Dutch word bruynsten (which is bruinsten in modern Dutch) meaning "(the) brownest".
CHESTNUTmEnglish (American) From the English word "chestnut" referring to "a tree or shrub of the genus Castanea; the nut or wood of said tree; and a dark, reddish-brown color". From the Middle English chasteine, from the Old French chastaigne, from the Latin castanea, from the Ancient Greek καστάνεια (kastaneia) 'chestnut'.... [more]
COPPERm & fEnglish Possibly derived from the English word "copper" referring to the type of "metal" or the "reddish-brown color", or perhaps in reference to the slang-word for "policeman".
DAXENAGHWEfCaucasian Mythology Derived from Circassian дахэ (dāxă) meaning "beautiful, pretty" and нагъуэ (năġ°ă) meaning "brown-eyed". Daxenaghwe is a minor character in the Circassian Nart sagas.
DINDRANEfArthurian Romance Of uncertain origin, probably from Welsh Danbrann which was possibly derived from Middle Welsh dawn "gift" or dwn "brown, dark" and bran "raven". Dindrane is historically the sister of Perceval, one of King Arthur's knights... [more]
DINEENf & mIrish (Rare) Meaning "judged," or from the surname Duinnín, meaning "brown-haired"
ÖRBRÚNfIcelandic Icelandic name with the combination of ör "arrow" and brúnn "brown, shining".
PHRYNEfHistory, Literature Ancient Greek nickname meaning "toad", literally "the brown animal". Phryne was a 4th-century BC hetaira or courtesan, famed for her beauty, whose stage name - like those of many hetairai - was based on a physical feature; she was called that either because of a dark complexion (*phrynos being cognate with brown) or because of a "snub nose" (phrynē "a kind of toad")... [more]
PHRYNICHOSmAncient Greek The first element of this name is derived from the Greek noun φρύνη (phryne) meaning "toad" (see PHRYNE). Also compare Greek φρῦνος (phrynos), which can mean "toad" as well as "brown"... [more]
QOLANSÄSfBashkir From Bashkir ҡолан (qolan) meaning "light brown" and сәс (säs) meaning "hair".
QO'NG'IROYfUzbek Derived from qo'ng'ir which can mean "brown", "reddish brown", "dark grey" or "great crested grebe" and oy meaning "moon".
RAVAHEREfTahitian Means "brown love" from Tahitian rava meaning "brown" and here meaning "love".
RAVANUIfTahitian Means "great brown (brunette)"; from Tahitian rava meaning "brown, dark, black" and nui meaning "great, immense".
SLEVINmEnglish (Rare), Irish (Anglicized) Anglicized form of the Irish name Sléibhín, which was probably a diminutive of sliabh "mountain" (genitive sléibhe), perhaps originally a short form of names such as Donnshléibhe (which meant "brown-haired man of the mountain" from donn "brown" (or possibly "chieftain") and sléibhe "of the mountain")... [more]
SORRELLmFrench, English Transferred use of an originally French surname, SORRELL, meaning "reddish brown" and likely referring to hair color. The most notable bearer is the actor Sorrell BOOKE (1930-1994) best known for playing the corrupt local functionary BOSSHOGG on the American television series, 'The Dukes of Hazzard' (1979-1985).
SUHAIBmArabic Means "one who has reddish-brown hair" in Arabic.