Bruce

The English language name Bruce arrived in Scotland with the Normans, from the place name Brix of the Manche d├ępartement 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 Campbell Actor, director, writer, producer and author
  • Bruce Jenner Olympic gold medalist and television celebrity
  • Bruce Lander (born 1946), Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
  • Bruce Lee martial artist and movie star
  • Bruce McLaren Race car driver and designer
  • Bruce Sterling Sci-fi writer
  • Bruce Willis Movie Star
  • Bruce Boxleitner, American actor
  • Bruce Wayne, a fictional billionaire playboy and the secret identity of Batman
  • Bruce Banner alter ego of the Hulk

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Famous quotes containing the word bruce:

    Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
    Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
    Welcome to your gory bed,
    Or to victory.
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    The reason I’m in this business, I assume all performers are—it’s “Look at me, Ma!” It’s acceptance, you know—”Look at me, Ma, look at me, Ma, look at me, Ma.” And if your mother watches, you’ll show off till you’re exhausted; but if your mother goes, Ptshew!
    —Lenny Bruce (1925–1966)

    Now a Jew, in the dictionary, is one who is descended from the ancient tribes of Judea, or one who is regarded as descended from that tribe. That’s what it says in the dictionary; but you and I know what a Jew is—One Who Killed Our Lord.... And although there should be a statute of limitations for that crime, it seems that those who neither have the actions nor the gait of Christians, pagan or not, will bust us out, unrelenting dues, for another deuce.
    —Lenny Bruce (1925–1966)