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What does Brier mean?

Brier Pronunciation of Brier [brier] as a girls' name is of French origin, and the meaning of Brier is "heather". Uncommon botanical name. The English word also describes a wild rose with small, prickly thorns.

Associated with: small (little).


Brier has 1 variant: Briar.

Creative forms:
(female) Brira, Brire, ..

(male) Bribar, Briber, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brier Jazmyn (B.J.), ..

How popular is Brier?

Brier is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#14383 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. The only popular related form of Brier (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 is Briar (#844 from recent data). Adoption of this form of Brier was common among parents in 2015 (#844). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brier and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brier is alike in pronunciation to Bryar. Other recommended names are Bader, Brea, Bree, Breea, Breen, Brei, Bren, Bret, Bri, Bria, Brid, Bride, Bridee, Bridey, Bridi, Bridy, Brie, Brieon, Briet, Brieta, Briget, Brijet, Briley, Brily, Brina, Briney, Brinn, Briny, Brisa, Brit, Brita, Brites, Britt, Briza, Greer, Grier and Pier. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brier.

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