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What does Bray mean?

Bray Pronunciation of Bray [bray] as a boys' name is of Cornish and Old French origin, and the meaning of Bray is "hill; borderland". English surname from Cornish bre "hill". In English, the name also means "cry out" as in donkeys bray.

Associated with: hill (mountain), surname.


Bray has 1 variant: Brae.

1 feminine form: Braylee.

Creative forms:
(male) Baray, Brar, ..

(female) Brayan, Braye, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bray Yariel (B.Y.), ..

How popular is Bray?

Bray is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#923 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bray has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Bray is alike in pronunciation to Bri and Brye. Other recommended names are Ban, Bar, Barak, Barny, Barry, Bax, Bay, Baz, Beal, Bear, Beaty, Berky, Berny, Berry, Berty, Bijay, Birky, Birly, Birny (see Birney), Blayr, Bly, Boas, Boaz, Bogy, Borak, Brad, Bradd, Bradly, Brady, Braedy, Brahm, Braidy, Brain, Bram, Bramm, Bran, Brand, Branly, Brant, Brauly, Bravo, Brawly, Bren, Bret, Brian, Brily (see Briley), Brit, Broc, Brody, Brok, Bryan, Bryn, Burty, Byram, Byran, Clay, Day, Dray, Fay, Gay, Gray, Imray, Jaray, Jay, Kay, Klay, Laray, Moray, Ray, Shay, Tay, Way and Wray. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bray.

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