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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Browne, Hablot Knight Browne, Phiznoun

    English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)

  2. Browne, Charles Farrar Browne, Artemus Wardnoun

    United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867)


  1. Brownenoun

    A surname, a spelling variant of Brown.


  1. Browne

    Browne is a variant of the English surname Brown, meaning "brown-haired" or "brown-skinned". It may sometimes be derived from French le Brun with similar meaning. The Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh clan of County Donegal have anglicized as Browne since about 1800. The name has also been used throughout North America as an anglicization of the Spanish surname Pardo. Adam Browne (born 1963), Australian writer Andrew Browne (disambiguation), several people Anthony Browne (disambiguation), several people Anucha Browne Sanders, American basketball player Aurora Browne, Canadian actress and comedian Baron Browne, American bassist Barrington Browne (born 1967), Guyanese cricketer Buckston Browne (1850–1945), English physician Bud Browne (1912–2008), American film director Byron Browne (baseball) (born 1942), American baseball player Carl Browne (1849–1914), American cattle rancher, cartoonist, journalist and political activist in Coxey's Army Carolyn Browne (born 1958), British ambassador Chance Browne (born 1948), American comic strip artist Chris Browne (born 1952), American cartoonist Christopher Browne (disambiguation), several people Coral Browne (1913–1991), Australian actress Courtney Browne (born 1970), Barbadian cricketer Cyril Snuffy Browne (1890–1964), Barbadian cricketer Dan Browne (born 1975), American distance runner Daniel Browne (born 1979), New Zealand rugby player Davey Browne (1986–2015), Australian professional boxer David Browne (disambiguation), several people Des Browne (born 1952), British politician Dik Browne (1917–1989), American comic strip artist Edward Browne (disambiguation), several people Ernest Browne (1855–1946), Irish tennis player Eliane Browne-Bartroli (1917–1944), British intelligence agent Elizabeth Browne, Countess of Worcester (died 1565), lady-in-waiting to Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn Emma Alice Browne (1835–1890), American poet Feargal Browne (born 1973), Irish politician Garech Browne (1939–2018), Irish arts patron George Browne (disambiguation), several people Hablot Knight Browne (1815–1882), British illustrator Harrison Browne (born 1993), Canadian hockey player Harry Browne (1933–2006), American investment analyst and political writer Harry C. Browne (1878–1954), American banjo player and actor Henry Browne (disambiguation), several people Henry Gore-Browne (1830–1912), Irish soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross Howard Browne (1908–1999), American writer Irene Mary Browne (1881–1977), British artist Isaac Hawkins Browne (1705–1760) English politician and poet Ivan Browne (born 1947), singer in American pop band The Lemon Pipers Jack Nixon Browne (1904–1993), British politician Jackson Browne (born 1948), American musician James Browne (disambiguation), several people Janet Browne (born 1950), British historian of science Jann Browne (born 1954), American country singer Jeremy Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo (1939–2014), Irish peer Jeremy Browne (born 1970), British politician John Browne (disambiguation), several people Joseph Browne (disambiguation), several people Joy Browne (1944–2016), American radio psychologist Kale Browne (born 1950), American actor Kathie Browne (1930–2003), American actress Kathleen Browne (1876–1943), Irish politician, farmer, writer, historian and archaeologist Kathleen Browne (artist) (1905–2007), New Zealand artist LaVerne Ward Browne (1906–1966), American aviator who used the stage name John Trent as an actor Leslie Browne (born 1957), American ballet dancer Lucille Baldwin Brown (1922–2019), American librarian Martin Browne (1900–1980), British theatre director Mary Browne (1891–1971), American tennis player Mary Ann Browne (1812–1845), English poet, writer of musical scores Maximilian Ulysses Browne (1705–1757), Austrian field marshal McKenzie Browne (born 1995), American speed skater Michael Browne (disambiguation), several people Millicent Browne (1881–1975), British suffragette Moyra Browne (1918–2016), British nurse Nicholas Browne (1947–2014), British diplomat Nicholas Brown-Wilkinson (1930–2018), British judge Noël Browne (1915–1997), Irish politician and physician Norman Anil Kumar Browne, (1951–Present) Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshall (2011–2013) Olin Browne (born 1959), American golfer Patrick Browne (disambiguation), several people Patti Ann Browne (born 1965), American broadcaster Peter Browne (disambiguation), several people Reginald Spencer Browne (1856–1943), Australian journalist, newspaper editor and general Robert Browne (disambiguation), several people Ronnie Browne (born 1937), Scottish folk singer Roscoe Lee Browne (1922–2007), American actor Rose Browne (1897–1986), American educator Sam Browne (disambiguation), several people Seán Browne (1916–1996), Irish politician Sean K. L. Browne (born 1953), contemporary American sculptor Sidney Browne (1850–1941), British nurse Spencer Browne (born 2003), American musician Stan Browne (born 1962), Australian rugby league footballer Steven Browne (born 1989


  1. browne

    There isn't a general definition for "Browne" as it is typically a surname of English origin. The meaning of the name comes from the Old English word "brun" or the Old Norse personal name "Bruni", which means brown. The name may have been given to someone who had brown hair, wore brown clothes, or was often called as a term of endearment. Notable people with this surname include philosophical writer Sir Thomas Browne and businessman Edward Browne.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Browne is ranked #1615 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Browne surname appeared 22,289 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Browne.

    66.9% or 14,911 total occurrences were White.
    25.7% or 5,728 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 700 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.8% or 635 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 227 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 87 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Browne in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Browne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Browne in a Sentence

  1. John Henry Browne:

    Ted Bundy in court. (Oxygen) Browne said he never got to truly know Bundy and instead, only came to know the different sides of his personalities, ranging from seemingly confident lawyer to manipulative madman. But there was one moment when Bundy unveiled a completely different side before his murder trial in Miami.

  2. Ken Ehrlich:

    We couldn't think of a more appropriate way to honor him than by bringing together his bandmates and longtime friend and collaborator, Jackson Browne, to play an Eagles classic that forever changed popular music, it'll be an emotional moment for many of us -- one of reflection, respect, and celebration.

  3. Gavin Welby:

    In the last month I have discovered that my biological father is not Gavin Welby, but in fact, the late Sir Anthony Montague Browne, this comes as a complete surprise.

  4. Jack Wong:

    No one was prepared for the horrific revelation that our precioushaum?na( students) were secretly abused and physically and emotionally traumatized from 1962-1984 by Dr. Robert Browne, Chief of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital. And, after abuses were reported, not nearly enough was done. … Kamehameha Schools is deeply and truly sorry.

  5. Mike Pence:

    > (CNN)This week, White House news revolved around the three S's: sanctions, space and special (special election and special counsel). The Trump administration reimposed US sanctions on Iran, which went back into effect Tuesday. A day later, the State Department announced that the US will impose sanctions on Russia under a chemical and biological warfare law after the poisoning of a former Russian agent and his daughter in the United Kingdom earlier this year. Then came #spaceforce. As CNN's Ryan Browne reported,  BTW, Trump's re-election team is already planning on selling.

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    the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
    A intelligence
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