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:

    Today’s comedian has a cross to bear that he built himself. A comedian of the older generation did an “act” and he told the audience, “This is my act.” Today’s comic is not doing an act. The audience assumes he’s telling the truth. What is truth today may be a damn lie next week.
    —Lenny Bruce (1925–1966)

    I against my brother
    I and my brother against our cousin
    I, my brother and our cousin against the neighbors
    All of us against the foreigner.
    —Bedouin Proverb. Quoted by Bruce Chatwin in “From the Notebooks,” ch. 30, The Songlines (1987)

    Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
    —Lenny Bruce (1925–1966)