List of people with surname Brown

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This article is about people whose surname is spelled "Brown". For information on the surname "Brown" itself, see Brown (surname). For people with the variant spelling "Browne", see Browne (surname).

Brown is a common English-language surname derived from the color brown as a personal feature. This list provides links to biography of people who share this common surname, organized by area of endeavor.


Art and architecture[edit]



  • Nathaniel Bar-Jonah (1957–2008), born David Paul Brown, convicted kidnapper and child sexual assaulter
  • Jason Derek Brown (born 1969), suspected murderer listed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list
  • John A. Brown, Jr. (died 1997), an American murderer executed in Louisiana for the murder of Omer Laughlin
  • John Ronald Brown (1922–2010), unlicensed United States sex-change operation surgeon
  • Nixzmary Brown (1998–2006), American murder victim from Brooklyn, New York

Engineering, science, and medicine[edit]


  • the Browns, a hobbit family mentioned in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Amber Brown, title character in a series of books by Paula Danziger
  • Bingo Brown, title character in a series of books by Betsy Byars
  • Bob Brown (The Unit), a character in the American TV show The Unit
  • Buster Brown, an early 20th-century U.S. comic strip character
  • Charlie Brown, central hero of the Peanuts cartoon by Charles Schulz
  • Cleveland Brown, character on the television shows Family Guy and The Cleveland Show
  • Dr Emmett Brown, the "crazy, wild-eyed" scientist from the Back to the Future trilogy, played by Christopher Lloyd
  • Encyclopedia Brown, boy detective
  • Father Brown, Catholic priest and detective in stories by G. K. Chesterton
  • John Brown, protagonist of the 1999 film Inspector Gadget
  • Lavender Brown, fellow student in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Brown (film), 2009 British film with Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer
  • Paddington Brown, bear in Michael Bond's children's stories
  • Rembrandt Brown, musician in US TV show Sliders
  • Sally Brown, sister of Charlie Brown in Peanuts cartoon by Charles Schulz
  • Teela Brown, heroine of Larry Niven's Ringworld SF series with in-born good luck
  • Tom Brown (character), plucky student in semi-autobiographical Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes, later mentioned in George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman series
  • Vanbeest Brown, pseudonym of Harry Bertram in Sir Walter Scott's novel, Guy Mannering
  • William Brown (fictional boy), naughty schoolboy hero of Just William by Richmal Crompton
  • Agent Brown in The Matrix

Film, television, and theater[edit]

History, philosophy, and religion[edit]







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