What does warren mean?

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ˈwɔr ən, ˈwɒr-war·ren

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Warren, Robert Penn Warrennoun

    United States writer and poet (1905-1989)

  2. Warren, Earl Warrennoun

    United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)

  3. warren, rabbit warrennoun

    a series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits

  4. warren, rabbit warrennoun

    an overcrowded residential area

  5. warrennoun

    a colony of rabbits


  1. warrennoun

    The system of burrows where rabbits live.

  2. warrennoun

    A mazelike place of dark alleys etc in which it's easy to lose oneself; especially one that may be overcrowded.

  3. Warrennoun

    A surname.

  4. Warrennoun

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

  5. Warrennoun

    A placename A town in New South Wales, Australia. A biogeographic region in southern Western Australia, Australia. A community in Manitoba, Canada; named for railroad executive A. E. Warren. A city, the county seat of Bradley County, Arkansas, United States. A former settlement near Fellows, Kern County, California, United States. A former settlement near Mojave, Kern County, California, United States. A town in Connecticut, United States; named for Joseph Warren. An unincorporated community in Idaho, United States. A village in Illinois, United States; named for Warren Burnett, the first white child born in the area. A town in Indiana, United States. An unincorporated community in Kentucky, United States. A town in Maine, United States; named for Joseph Warren. A town in Massachusetts, United States; named for Joseph Warren. A city in Michigan, United States; named for War of 1812 veteran Rev. Abel Warren. A city, the county seat of Marshall County, Minnesota, United States; named for railroad executive Charles Howard Warren. A city, the county seat of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States; named for surveyor Moses Warren. An unincorporated community in Missouri, United States; named for its township, itself for Joseph Warren. An unincorporated community in Montana, United States. A town in New Hampshire, United States; named for Peter Warren. A town in Herkimer County, New York, United States; named for Joseph Warren. A census-designated place in Oregon, United States; named for the town in Massachusetts. A city, the county seat of Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States; named for Revolutionary War hero Joseph Warren. A town in Rhode Island, United States; named for British naval officer Peter Warren. A former settlement in Texas, United States, and the former county seat of Fannin County. A census-designated place in Tyler County, Texas, United States. An unincorporated community in Utah, United States; named for Utah politician and Mormon leader Lewis Warren Shurtliff. A town in Vermont, United States; named for Joseph Warren. An unincorporated community in Virginia, United States. A village in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States. A town in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. A town in Waushara County, Wisconsin, United States.

  6. Etymology: Two different Norman surnames, one from a Germanic given name war(in) "guard", another from a place La Varenne "the game park" in Normandy.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. WARRENnoun

    A kind of park for rabits.

    Etymology: waerande, Dutch; guerenne, French.

    I found him here, as melancholy as a lodge in a warren. William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing.

    The coney convenes a whole warren, tells her story, and advises upon a revenge. Roger L'Estrange.

    Men should set snares in their warrens to catch polcats and foxes. John Dryden, Spanish Fryar.


  1. Warren

    A warren is a network of wild rodent or lagomorph, typically rabbit burrows. Domestic warrens are artificial, enclosed establishment of animal husbandry dedicated to the raising of rabbits for meat and fur. The term evolved from the medieval Anglo-Norman concept of free warren, which had been, essentially, the equivalent of a hunting license for a given woodland.


  1. warren

    A warren is typically a network of interconnected underground tunnels where rabbits live. The term can also be used metaphorically to describe a place or environment with similar characteristics, such as being crowded, complex, or hard to navigate. Additionally, Warren is a common given name and surname.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Warrennoun

    a place privileged, by prescription or grant the king, for keeping certain animals (as hares, conies, partridges, pheasants, etc.) called beasts and fowls of warren

  2. Warrennoun

    a privilege which one has in his lands, by royal grant or prescription, of hunting and taking wild beasts and birds of warren, to the exclusion of any other person not entering by his permission

  3. Warrennoun

    a piece of ground for the breeding of rabbits

  4. Warrennoun

    a place for keeping flash, in a river

  5. Etymology: [OF. waresne, warenne, garene, F. garenne, from OF. warer, garer, to beware, to take care; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. warn (in comp.), OS. warn to take care, to observe, akin to E. wary. 142. See Wary.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Warren

    wor′en, n. a piece of ground kept for breeding game or rabbits: (law) a right of enclosure (extending to hares, rabbits, partridges, &c.) by prescription or grant from the Crown.—n. Warr′ener, the keeper of a warren. [O. Fr. warenne (Fr. garenne)—warir, to defend.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Warren is ranked #181 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Warren surname appeared 152,147 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 52 would have the surname Warren.

    70% or 106,625 total occurrences were White.
    23.9% or 36,424 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 3,545 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 3,439 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 1,278 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 837 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for warren »

  1. warner

  2. Warner

  3. rewarn

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of warren in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of warren in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of warren in a Sentence

  1. William Robertson:

    The set of values Warren has built within us will carry on for much, much, much, much longer than any one individual, a lot of people here seem to be a familiar face.

  2. Sara El-Amine:

    We are a group that really uniquely knows that electability is self-determining and that oftentimes it's the people with the boldest vision and the most unlikely candidacies early on who can really shift the field, elizabeth Warren really has the zest and the grit and the gumption and the audacity that we loved that President Barack Obama really embodied.

  3. Chris Wray:

    I believe to my core that there’s only one right way to do this job, and that is with strict independence. By the book. Playing it straight. Faithful to the Constitution. Chris Wray VOWS' STRICT INDEPENDENCE' IN CONFIRMATION HEARING During Tuesday's vote before the full Senate Judiciary Committee, all five nay votes came from liberal Democrats : Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Jeff Merkley of Oregon.

  4. Mehrsa Baradaran:

    It turns out that there are too few people doing this stuff, because there hasn't been a market for it, and all of a sudden, you go from nobody reading it, to Warren adopts it, to the Post Office adopts it, to Kirsten Gillibrand adopts it.

  5. Marianne Williamson:

    I'm normally way over there with Bernie and Elizabeth Warren, but on this one. I hear the others.

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