Byrne (variations: Byrnes, O'Byrne) is a surname derived from the Irish name Ó Broin, and is the seventh most common surname in Ireland today.

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    Sleep, and forget all things but one,
    Heard in each wave of sea,—
    How lonely all the years will run
    Until I rest by thee.
    —John Byrne Leicester Warren, 3rd Baron De Tabley (1835–1895)

    As I define it, rock & roll is dead. The attitude isn’t dead, but the music is no longer vital. It doesn’t have the same meaning. The attitude, though, is still very much alive—and it still informs other kinds of music.
    —David Byrne (b. 1952)