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Brandy

Brandy is the name of an alcoholic drink, the shortened for of brandywine which is derived from Dutch brandewijn meaning "distilled wine" or "burnt wine". It could also be a short form, or a feminine form, of Brandon, an English surname derived from a place name meaning “hill covered with broom” from Old English brom (broom, gorse) and dun (hill), likely referring to someone… Continue reading Brandy

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Brandon

Brandon is from an English surname derived from a place name meaning "hill covered with broom" from Old English brom (broom, gorse) and dun (hill), likely referring to someone who lived near a place covered with gorse or broom shrubs. However, Brandon could also be derived from Old French brandon from Frankish *brand meaning "firebrand, torch, sword" which ultimately comes from Proto-Germanic *brandaz, a… Continue reading Brandon