Of Germanic and Norman French origin.
In English it was used as a surname, deriving from the Norman French word “warrene”, meaning “animal enclosure”, “guard”.
Another possible origin is the French surname “de Warrene”, meaning “from the town La Varenne”, in Normandy, France.
Famous bearers are Warren Beatty, Warren Buffett, Warren Brown, Warren Christie, Warren Clarke, Warren Hull, Warren Zevon, Warren Sapp, Warren Haynes, Warren G. Harding.
American actor, film director, producer, Warren Beatty is an amazing bearer of the name, with his fascinating personality and talented career.
The following short video is a fine collection of some of Beatty’s best roles.