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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 Aris (1934- ), Port Arthur ( now Thunder Bay) dentist/whistler/golfer/fisher/hunter/husband/father/grandfather
  • Bruce Angrave (1914-1983), British poster artist, illustrator and author
  • Bruce Forsyth, English TV host and entertainer
  • Bruce Fuchs, American immunologist and health science administrator
  • Bruce James (1730-1794), Scottish traveller in Ethiopia, and writer
  • Bruce Lander (born 1946), Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
  • Bruce George Peter Lee (born 1960), prolific British serial killer, arsonist, and mass murderer
  • Bruce Morrow ("Cousin Brucie"), American radio personality
  • Bruce Nauman (born 1941), American artist
  • Bruce Parry, English explorer, author, indigenous rights advocate and documentarian
  • Bruce Perens, computer programmer, open source founder
  • Bruce Rauner (born 1957), American businessman and politician
  • Bruce Ritchie (born 1965), British property developer
  • Bruce Rockowitz (born 1958/59), American businessman
  • Bruce Sterling, American science fiction writer
  • Bruce Schneier, cryptographer, computer security professional, privacy specialist and writer
  • Bruce Thorburn, from the Hooley Dooleys
  • Bruce Tree, an oak tree named for Robert the Bruce

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