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Origin: Israel
Region Origin: Western Asia

The name Bruce has its origins in Scottish, English, and French languages, deriving from the place name Brix in Normandy, France, which means "the willowlands". The name arrived in Scotland with the Normans and was initially promulgated through the descendants of King Robert the Bruce (1274-1329). It has been a Scottish surname since medieval times and has become a common given name in recent decades. Some notable people named Bruce include actor Bruce Lee, singer Bruce Springsteen, and actor Bruce Willis. The name has also been popularized through fictional characters such as Bruce Wayne, the secret identity of Batman, and Bruce Banner, the alter ego of the Hulk.

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