The English language name Bruce arrived in Scotland with the Normans, from the place name Brix of the Manche département 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 after mediaeval times; it is now a common given name.

The variant Lebrix and Le Brix are French variations of the surname.




Fictional characters

  • Bruce Wayne, a billionaire and the secret identity of Batman
  • Bruce Banner, the secret identity of the Hulk
  • Bruce, a great white shark in Finding Nemo
  • Bruce McKenzie, effeminate minor character in Family Guy
  • Bruce Nolan, a reporter who's offered a chance to be God for a week in Bruce Almighty
  • Bruce, one of the Delightful Children From Down The Lane on Codename: Kids Next Door
  • The Bruces from the Monty Python sketch "Bruce"