Name: Brick

Origin and Meaning of the Name Brick

  • Meaning:
    Foolish, lazy; Catcher of birds
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    Brick, a piece of masonry
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    English speaking countries
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    Surname sometimes found as a first name from an Old French coinage to denote someone who is lazy or foolhardy. Also denotes a bird catcher or snarer of birds from the germanic element 'bredan' meaning 'to snare'. Either way, it is an occupational surname of one who was unemployed or one who captured birds.

    An English word to describe the stones and cement that a mason works with. It is also the word to describe a ruddy or russet tone of the color red.

    Tennessee Williams used this name for the hero of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which could have made it more appealing to others to use it as a first name. Brick Tamland is a character played by Steve Carrell in the 'Anchorman' comedy movie series starring Will Farrell.

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