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Meaningthe willowlands[citation needed]
Popularitysee popular names

The English language name Bruce arrived in Scotland with the Normans[citation needed], from the place name Brix, Manche in Normandy,[citation needed] France, meaning "the willowlands".[dubious ] Initially promulgated via the descendants of king 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 Wayne, a billionaire and the secret identity of Batman
  • Bruce Banner, the alter ego of the Hulk
  • Bruce, a great white shark in Finding Nemo
  • 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 Sato, a character in the cartoon M.A.S.K. (TV series)
  • Bruce, one of the Delightful Children From Down The Lane on Codename: Kids Next Door
  • The Bruces from the Monty Python Bruces sketch
  • Bruce Irvin, a Muay Thai kickboxer and fictional character from the Tekken series
  • Bruce Lauderdale, a larger than life character from Fareham
  • Bruce, a replica of the shark from the 1975 film Jaws on display at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, from the nickname given by the film crew to the prop sharks

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