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What does Briney mean?

Briney Pronunciation of Briney [briney] as a name for girls means "high, noble, exalted". Briney is an alternate form of Brianna (Irish, Gaelic, Celtic): May also possibly mean "strong".

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


Briney has 21 variants: Brana, Breanna, Breayanna, Breeanna, Breena, Briahna, Briana, Briannah, Brianni, Briauna, Briaunna, Brieanna, Brienna, Brina, Brinna, Briny, Bryana, Bryanna, Bryauna, Bryna and Brynna.

14 more alternative forms via Brianna: Bree, Bri, Bria, Briand, Brianda, Briane, Briann, Brianne, Brie, Brienne, Brieon, Brinn, Bryn and Brynne.

Creative forms:
(female) Berney, Brini, ..

(male) Brikey, Brines, ..

Middle name pairings:
Briney Annabel (B.A.), ..

How popular is Briney?

Briney is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#20111 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Briney (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Brianna (#82 in recent rankings), Briana (#416), Bria (#643), Breanna (#669), Bryanna (#783), Bree (#1143), Bryn (#1177), Bryana, Brienne, Brynna, Brynne, Brienna, Briauna, Brianda, Breeanna, Briann, Brianne, Brie and Brieanna. These relations of Briney reached the height of their popularity 19 years ago (usage of 1.8%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.4%, 79%), with forms such as Brianne going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Breanna, Bree, Breeanna, Bria, Briana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brianda, Briann, Brianna, Brianne, Briauna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brie, Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne, Bryana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bryanna, Bryn, Brynna, Brynne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Briney is alike in pronunciation to Brani, Breina, Brenee, Brenie, Brenna, Briona, Brioni, Brionna, Briony, Bronia, Bronny, Bronya, Bruna and Bryony. Other suggested similar names are Bailey, Bernee, Berny, Bianey, Bindy, Binny, Blinny, Bonney, Brandy, Brann, Brayne, Breen, Bren, Brenn, Brenne, Bride, Bridee, Bridey, Bridnee (see Brittany), Bridney, Bridy, Brier, Briet, Briget, Brijet, Briley, Brily, Brinda, Brinley, Brione, Brionne, Briteny (see Brittany), Brites, Britiney (see Brittany), Britney, Britny, Brittney, Britty, Bryley (see Briley), Brynn, Irine, Lainey, Rainey and Trine. These names tend to be more commonly used than Briney.

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