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Gender Male
Meaning the willowlands
Popularity see popular names

The English language name Bruce arrived in Scotland with the Normans, from the place name Brix of the Manche département in Normandy, France, meaning "the willowlands". Initially promulgated via the descendants of King Robert I of Scotland (Robert the Bruce) (1274-1329), it has been a Scottish surname since medieval times; it is now a common given name.

The variant Lebrix and Le Brix are French variations of the surname.





  • Bruce Banner, comic book alter ego of the Hulk
  • Sir Bruce Forsyth, English TV host and entertainer
  • Bruce Lander (born 1946), Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
  • Bruce Morrow ("Cousin Brucie"), American radio personality
  • Bruce Sterling, American science fiction writer
  • Bruce Wayne, a fictional billionaire and the secret identity of Batman

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