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Meaning and Name Origin

Bryn \b-ryn, br-yn\ as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Bryn) is pronounced bren. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Bryn is "hill, mount". Place name used as a Christian name in the 20th century. Perhaps associated with names such as Lynn.


Bryn has 7 variants: Bren, Brenne, Brynelle, Brynn, Brynna, Brynnan and Brynne.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Brianna and Brina.

Bryn has 17 more different forms via Lynn: Lin, Linell, Linn, Linnell, Lyn, Lynae, Lyndel, Lyndell, Lynell, Lynelle, Lynette, Lynlee, Lynley, Lynna, Lynne, Lynnelle and Lynnett.


Bryn is an unusual first name for females. Bryn is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Bryn for girls. Bryn entered the list in 1999 and reached its peak rank of #742 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #965. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bryn name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Bryn and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Bryn (#965 in 2014) are Brianna (#85 in 2014), Brynn (#261), Lynne, Lynn, Linn, Lyn and Lynette. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and are now much less widespread, with the forms Lynne, Lynn, Lynette, Lyn and Bryn falling out of style. Brynn (#261) and Brianna (#85) are two of the more chic girl names here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brianna, Bryn, Brynn, Lyn, Lynette, Lynn, Lynne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bryn is alike in pronunciation to Brann, Brayne, Breen, Brenn, Brinn and Bryann. Other recommended similar baby names are Aryn, Beryn, Brana, Brani, Briny, Bruna, Brya, Bryana, Bryna, Bryony and Eryn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bryn.