Brea is a unique alternative to Bria. Both of these titles are shortened versions of Gabriella and Brianna. As of 2021, Brea is slightly less popular as it is on the top 3,900 list.

Meaning of the name Brea:

English: strong, virtuous, honorable
Hebrew: God is my strong man

Origin of the name Brea:

Brea is likely a spelling variation of Bria. Neither existed until the last century. Bria originated as a nickname for Brianna or Gabriella. Brea is closer to Breanna than Briana. Brianna is a spelling variation of Briana, the feminine version of Brian. Gabriella is the female form of Gabriel, the name of an angel in the Bible.

Symbolism of the name Brea:

Brea has the same meaning as the baby name Bria. Both names come from Gabriella or Breanna/Brianna. Gabriella translates to “God is my strong man.” Brianna and Breanna means “strong,” “virtuous,” or “honorable.”

Style of the name Brea:


Gender of the name Brea:

Brea is an informal name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Brea:


Number of syllables in the name Brea:

One or two

Emotion evoked from the name Brea:

Brea feels trendy and youthful. It is a natural and simple baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Brea:

Nicknames for the name Brea:

  • Rea
  • Bree
  • Bri
  • Bray
  • Rea

Popularity of the name Brea:

Brea was first a top 1,000 baby name in 1992 at rank 876. It was only on the Social Security Popularity Index for last year, lasting until 1994 at number 854. As of 2021, Brea is a top 3,900 option. More specifically, it is number 3,845 for girls.

Related names for the name Brea:

Great middle names for Brea and their meanings:

  • Ashton (ash tree town)
  • Larke (daybreak, lark)
  • Janae (God is gracious)
  • Eleanor (light-hearted, shining light)
  • Trish (noble, patrician)
  • Jonelle (God is gracious)
  • Denise (devoted to Bacchus)
  • Karen (pure, clear)

Famous people with the name Brea:

  • Brea Grant (actress, “Lucky”)

Breas in popular culture:

  • Brea (town in California)
  • Brea (the Spanish word for “tar”)