Brown

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Originally a nickname for someone with brown hair or a dark complexion. In the United States, sometimes an anglicization and translation of German Braun. Doublet of Bruno and Braun.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -aʊn

Proper noun[edit]

Brown (countable and uncountable, plural Browns)

  1. An English and Scottish surname​.
  2. An Irish surname of Anglo-Norman origin, a translation of de Brún.
  3. A locale in the United States.
    1. An unincorporated community in California; named for hotelier George Brown.
    2. An unincorporated community in Louisiana; named for landowner George W. Brown.
    3. An unincorporated community in Oklahoma; named for postmaster Robert H. Brown.
    4. An unincorporated community in West Virginia; named for early settler John Brown.
    5. A ghost town in Nevada.
  4. Brown University.

Alternative forms[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Brown is the 4th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1,425,470 individuals. Brown is most common among White (58.0%) and Black/African American (35.6%) individuals.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Brown (plural Browns)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of brown (person with a dark complexion)

Adjective[edit]

Brown (comparative more Brown, superlative most Brown)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of brown (of a dark complexion)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Brown.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Brown

  1. A surname​.

Scots[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Brown

  1. A surname​.