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This article is about the given name. For other uses, see Bruce (disambiguation).
Gender Male
Meaning the willowlands
Popularity see popular names

The Scots-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.




Fictional characters[edit]

  • Bruce, a great white shark in Finding Nemo
  • Bruce Banner, the secret identity of the Hulk
  • Bruce McKenzie, effeminate minor character in Family Guy
  • Bruce Nolan, a reporter who is offered a chance to be God for a week in Bruce Almighty
  • Bruce, one of the Delightful Children From Down The Lane on Codename: Kids Next Door
  • Bruce Wayne, a billionaire & the secret identity of Batman
  • The Bruces from the Monty Python sketch "Bruce"


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