What does Bryn mean?
Bryn [bryn] 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". From Bryn Mawr, the source of Brynmor, a Welsh place name meaning "big hill". Used as a Christian name in the 20th century. Perhaps associated with names such as Lynn.
(female) Beyn, Bryni, ..
(male) Brer, Brynno, ..
How popular is Bryn?
Bryn is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#64008 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Bryn for girls. Bryn entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #742 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is currently at #1177. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Shown below is a study of the history of Bryn and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Bryn (#1177 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Brianna (#82 in recent rankings), Brynn (#259), Lynn, Lyn, Brynna, Brynne and Linn. These forms of Bryn were at the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (median #1417) and are now much less widespread (#1439, 69.3% less usage), with forms such as Lynn going out of style. Brynn is the most chic girl name here.
Bryn is alike in pronunciation to Brann, Brayne, Breann▼, Breean, Breen, Brenn, Briane, Briann, Brieon, Brinn, Brione, Bryann and Bryanne. Other recommended names are Arlyn, Arwyn, Aryn, Ayn, Bay, Beryl▼, Beryn, Bradyn, Brana, Brand, Brani, Brea, Bree, Brei, Brenyn, Bret, Bri, Bria▼, Brid, Brie, Briny, Brit, Brityn, Brogyn, Bruna, Brya, Bryana▼, Bryar, Bryce, Bryly (see Briley), Bryna, Brynda, Bryony, Brytni, Bryton, Byna, Caryn▼, Coryn, Cyn, Daryn, Deryn, Edyn, Eiryn, Elyn, Eryn, Faryn, Glyn, Gwyn, Karyn▼, Keryn, Koryn, Laryn, Loryn, Maryn, Taryn▼, Teryn and Wyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bryn.See names in meaning and etymology.