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What does Bryn mean?

Bryn Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Brianna. Also form of Brina.


ASSOCIATED WITH hill (mountain), 20th century (modern)


VARIANTS Bren, Brenne, Brynn, Brynna, Brynnan, Brynne, Brynelle




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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)

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 #1333. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Bryn (#1333 IN RECENT RANKINGS) listed in the Top 2000 are Brianna (#132), Brynn (#305), Brynna, Brynne, Linn, Lyn and Lynn. These forms of Bryn were at the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (MEDIAN #1314) and are now much less widespread (#1471, 72.7% LESS USAGE), with forms such as Brianna going out of style. Brynn is the most chic girl name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bryn, Brianna, Brynn, Brynna, Brynne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Linn, Lyn, Lynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bryn is alike in pronunciation to Brann, Brayne, Breann, Breean, Breen, Brenn, Briane, Briann, Brieon, Brinn, Brione, Bryann and Bryanne. Other recommended sound-alike 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, Jyn, Karyn, Keryn, Koryn, Laryn, Loryn, Maryn, Taryn, Teryn and Wyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bryn.

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