- Blanche Kelso,1841–98, U.S. politician: first black to serve a full term as U.S. senator 1875–81.
- Sir David,1855–1931, Australian physician.
- LennyLeonard Schneider, 1926–66, U.S. comedian.
- Robert. Robert I(def 2).
- Stanley Melbourne1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne, 1883–1967, Australian statesman: prime minister 1923–29.
- a male given name: from a Norman family name.
Examples from the Web for bruce
His hero, Bruce Springsteen, is a gazillionaire, but he still manages to come across as a regular guy, so perception is reality.Will Chris Christie Regret His Cowboy Hug?
January 5, 2015
“Bruce – Spoke to someone very senior in State (confidentially),” wrote Lynton.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview’
December 17, 2014
Or there he is, matching leather jackets with a baby-faced Bruce Springsteen.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings
December 15, 2014
It rests in the message of hope in songs so many young Americans admire: New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen.
I think some of the energy of the performance came from Bruce deciding, 'I'm going to claim this song back from Reagan.'
Well, the right way to go at Bruce is to leave him alone for a while.
He understood it better, now that he was face to face with Bruce himself.
Because Bruce said this, all the other mills hung back, too.
The clerk hurried to the telephone, while Bruce paced his office.
Bruce said little as he listened to their story, but he did some quick thinking.
- James . 1730–94, British explorer, who discovered the source of the Blue Nile (1770)
- Lenny . 1925–66, US comedian, whose satirical sketches, esp of the sexual attitudes of his contemporaries, brought him prosecutions for obscenity, but are now regarded as full of insight as well as wit
- Robert the BruceSee Robert I
- Stanley Melbourne, 1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne. 1883–1967, Australian statesman; prime minister, in coalition with Sir Earle Page's Country Party, of Australia (1923–29)
- British a jocular name for an Australian man
Word Origin and History for bruce
a Norman surname, but etymology from Brix (place in La Manche, Normandy) is now considered doubtful ["Dictionary of English Surnames"]. Originated in Britain with Robert de Bruis, a baron listed in the Domesday Book. His son, a friend of David I, king of Scotland, was granted by him in 1124 the lordship of Annandale, and David's son, Robert, founded the Scottish House of Bruce. As a given name for U.S. males, most popular for boys born c.1946-1954.
- Australian physician and bacteriologist known for his description (1887) of the bacterium that causes brucellosis.