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What does Brea mean?

Brea Pronunciation of Brea [brea] as a girls' name has the meaning "high, noble, exalted". Brea is a version of Breanna (English, Irish, Gaelic, Celtic): form spelling of Brianna.

Associated with: high (great), noble, exalted.


Brea has 5 variants: Breah, Bree, Breea, Brei and Breigh.

16 more related forms via Breanna: Breana, Breanda, Breann, Breanne, Breauna, Breawna, Breean, Breeana, Breeann, Breiana, Breiann, Breila, Breina, Breona, Breonda and Breonna.

Creative forms:
(female) Biea, Briea, ..

(male) Brer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brea Dixie (B.D.), ..

How popular is Brea?

Brea is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#21565 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Brea was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #771 in the U.S. in 1993, and is at #1824 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brea name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brea outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Breanna (#669 a year ago), Bree (#1143), Breeann, Breeana, Breona, Breonna, Breauna, Breana, Breann and Breanne are the popular related forms of Brea (#1824 a year ago) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Brea was widespread in 1996 (usage of 0.36%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.03%, 91%), with versions like Breann going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brea, Breana, Breann, Breanna, Breanne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Breauna, Bree, Breeana, Breeann, Breona, Breonna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Breanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brea is alike in pronunciation to Bri, Bria, Brie and Brya. Other suggested similar names are Ardea, Arlea, Aurea, Baba, Bama, Bara, Barra, Barta, Bea, Beau, Beba, Beda, Beea, Bel, Bena, Bep, Bera, Berna, Bet, Beta, Bina, Birta, Bora, Borka, Brana, Breck, Breda, Breeda, Breen, Breena, Bren, Brenn, Brenna, Bret, Brett, Bretta, Briar, Brid, Brier, Brieta, Brisa, Brit, Brita, Briza, Bruna, Bryar, Bryn, Bryna, Buena, Buna, Byla, Byna, Cerea, Clea, Dea, Dorea, Drea, Gaea, Klea, Larea, Lea, Mea, Nea, Orfea, Rea, Rhea, Shea, Tea, Thea, Trea and Zea. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brea.

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