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What does Bryson mean?

Bryson Pronunciation of Bryson [bryson] as a boys' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Bryson is "descendant of Brice". Transferred use of the surname derived from Brice or Bryce.

Associated with: surname.


Bryson has 3 variants: Brycen, Brysen and Brysin.

2 more relations via Brice, Bryce: Bryce and Bryse.

Creative forms:
(male) Burson, ..

(female) Brygan, Brywen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bryson Chaz (B.C.), ..

How popular is Bryson?

Bryson is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1867 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Bryson was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #94 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #133 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Bryson (#133 in recent rankings) are Bryce (#131 in recent rankings), Brycen (#452), Brice (#891) and Brysen (#1008). These forms of Bryson were popular as birth names less than a decade ago (average #473) and are almost as popular today (#523, 16.4%). Bryce has been the most well-known version, although Brycen appears to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bryson, Brice, Bryce, Brycen, Brysen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aryon, Babson, Benson, Beyron, Bradon, Branson, Braydon, Braylon, Breton, Brion, Briton, Brogan, Bron, Bronson, Brunon, Bryan, Bryen, Bryn, Bryon, Byron, Dayson, Dyson, Grayson, Greyson, Jayson, Orson, Oryon, Tayson, Tyson and Urson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bryson.

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