Browne is a variant of the English surname Brown (surname), meaning "brown-haired" or "brown-skinned". It may sometimes be derived from French le Brun with similar meaning. The Mac A Brehons clan of Co. Donegal have anglicized as Browne since about 1800.

  • Adam Browne, Australian writer
  • Andrew Browne, several people
  • Sir Anthony Browne (died 1548), Standard Bearer of England
  • Anthony Browne (author) (born 1946), author of children's books
  • Anthony Browne (UK politics), journalist
  • Anucha Browne Sanders, American basketball player
  • Aurora Browne, Canadian actress and comedian
  • Baron Browne, American bassist
  • Barrington Browne, Guyanese cricketer
  • Bud Browne, film director
  • Byron Browne, American baseball player
  • Chance Browne, American comic strip artist, son of Dik Browne
  • Charles Farrar Browne (1834–1867), American author
  • Chris Browne, American cartoonist, son of Dik Browne
  • Christopher Browne (born 1970), American television producer
  • Coral Browne, Australian actress
  • Courtney Browne, Barbadian cricketer
  • Cyril Browne, Barbadian cricketer
  • Des Browne, British politician
  • Dik Browne, American comic strip artist
  • Edward Granville Browne, British orientalist
  • Edward Harold Browne, British bishop
  • Edward Stevenson Browne, British soldier
  • Edward Thomas Browne (1866–1937), cnidariologist
  • Ernest Browne (1855-1946), Irish tennis player
  • Eliane Browne-Bartroli (1917–1944), British intelligence agent
  • Elizabeth Browne, Countess of Worcester, the mistress of Henry VIII and lady-in-waiting to his second wife, Anne Boleyn
  • Feargal Browne, Irish politician
  • Garech Browne, Irish arts patron
  • George Browne (soldier), Russian field marshal
  • George Joseph Plunket Browne, Bishop of Elphin from 1844 to 1858
  • Hablot Knight Browne, British illustrator
  • Harry Browne, American investment analyst and political writer
  • Henry George Gore-Browne, Irish soldier
  • Howard Browne, American writer
  • Ivan Browne, the singer for The Lemon Pipers
  • Jack Nixon Browne, British politician
  • Jackson Browne (born 1948), American musician
  • James Browne (athlete), Antiguan long jumper
  • James Browne (engineer), Scottish engineer
  • James Browne (writer), Scottish man of letters
  • E. Janet Browne, British historian of science
  • Jann Browne, American country singer
  • Jeremy Browne, British politician
  • John Browne (disambiguation), several people
  • Joseph Browne (disambiguation), several people
  • Joy Browne, American radio psychologist
  • Kale Browne (born 1950), American actor
  • Leslie Browne, American ballet dancer
  • E. Martin Browne (1900–1980), British theatre director
  • Mary Browne, American tennis player
  • Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Austrian field marshal
  • Michael Browne (disambiguation)
  • Lady Moyra Browne, nurse
  • Nicholas Browne-Wilkinson, British judge
  • Noël Browne (1915–1997), Irish politician and physician
  • Olin Browne (born 1959), American golfer
  • Pádraig de Brún, Irish churchman, brother of Michael Browne (Cardinal)
  • Patrick Browne, Irish botanist
  • Patti Ann Browne, American broadcaster
  • Peter Browne (disambiguation)
  • Robert Browne (disambiguation)
  • Rodney Howard-Browne, South African preacher
  • Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor
  • Rose Browne, American educator
  • Sam Browne, several people
  • Seán Browne (1916–1996), Irish politician
  • Sean K. L. Browne (born 1953), contemporary American sculptor
  • Steven Browne (born 1989), Australian footballer
  • Sylvia Browne, American medium
  • Tara Browne, British socialite
  • Sir Thomas Browne, English author
  • Thomas Gore Browne, British colonial administrator
  • Tom Browne (broadcaster and actor), British broadcaster
  • Tony Browne, Irish hurler
  • Travis Browne, American mixed martial arts fighter
  • Ulric Browne, British actor
  • Valentine Browne (disambiguation)
  • Vanessa Browne-Ward, Australian high jumper
  • Vincent Browne, Irish journalist
  • Vincent Browne (sculptor), Irish sculptor
  • Walter Browne, American chess player
  • Wayles Browne, American linguist and Slavist
  • William Browne (poet) (1588–1643), English poet
  • William A. F. Browne (1805–1885), mental health professional, fellow student of Charles Darwin
  • William Alfred Browne
  • Major William D. Browne, U.S. Army officer
  • William George Browne (1768–1813), British traveller
  • William Joseph Browne, politician who served with the federal governments of both Newfoundland and Canada
  • William M. Browne, American Confederate politician
  • Willie Browne (1936–2004), Republic of Ireland International football player
  • William Phineas Browne, American lawyer and coal industry figure

Other articles related to "browne":

Lyde Browne (British Army Officer)
... Lyde Browne (died 1803) was an officer in the 18th-century British Army ... The son of the antiquary Lyde Browne, his baptism probably occurred on 3 May 1759 at St John Zachary, London ... That regiment was disbanded in 1783 and Browne put on half-pay, though he returned to full pay in May 1794 with a position in the 40th Regiment of Foot ...
Sir Valentine Browne, 3rd Viscount Kenmare
... Sir Valentine Browne, 5th Baronet, 3rd Viscount Kenmare (born March 1695 - died 30 June 1736) was the son of Sir Nicholas Browne, 2nd Viscount Kenmare, and his wife ... the management of John Asgill because his grandfather Sir Valentine Browne was a supporter of the Jacobite cause who took part in the Battle of Aughrim ... which he launches a vitriolic attack on Browne ...
Seán Browne - Early and Private Life
... Browne was a prominent member of the GAA ... Seán Browne was the uncle of John Browne, currently a TD representing the Wexford constituency ...
Sheila Browne
... Sheila Browne is an American-Irish violist, recording artist, and professor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and New York University, Steinhardt School ... Browne has given solo and chamber music concerts in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East ... Browne was the violist of the Gotham and Arianna string quartets ...

Famous quotes containing the word browne:

    Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
    —Thomas Browne (1605–1682)

    But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.
    —Thomas Browne (1605–1682)

    Underneath this sable hearse
    Lies the subject of all verse:
    Sidney’s sister, Pembroke’s mother;
    Death ere thou has slain another,
    Fair, and learned, and good as she,
    Time shall throw a dart at thee.
    —William Browne (1591–1643)