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What does Briar mean?

Briar Pronunciation of Briar [bri-ar] as a girls' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Briar is "thorny bush of wild roses, brambles". 20th-century coinage.

Associated with: bush (tree), roses (flower), 20th century (modern).


Briar has 6 variants: Brier, Briet, Brieta, Brietta, Brya and Bryar.

Creative forms:
(female) Brira, ..

(male) Bribar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Briar Aspen (B.A.), ..

How popular is Briar?

Briar is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#53191 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Briar entered the list in 2011 and reached its top position of #844 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barbar, Brea, Breah, Bri, Bria, Briana, Briand, Briane, Briann, Brid, Bride, Bridi, Bridy, Brie, Brily, Brina, Brinn, Briny, Brisa, Brit, Brita, Britt and Briza. These names tend to be more frequently used than Briar.

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