Meaning and name origin
Bristol \b-ris-tol, br(i)-stol\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bristol is "meeting place by the bridge". Place name: an ancient and important city in England, with one of the most important ports on the west coast. Many cities in America were named after it.
Bristol has 1 variant form: Bristow.
Bristol is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5102 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bristol for boys (2014 statistics).