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The baby name Bria is a modern take on longer names like Brianna and Gabriella. This allows it to have multiple meanings, ranging from it simply being a diminutive to Bria having the same meaning as Brianna or Gabriella. This is top 800 name for girls that is now a trendy option with a modern feel.

Meaning and Origin of the name Bria:

Bria is an American girl's name with varying origins and meanings. As a diminutive of Brianna, it has an Irish origin meaning “high” or “noble.” The Italian meaning of Bria is “vigor” or “liveliness.”

Brianna is said to be the shortened form of any name that contains the root word bri. This means that it could be the shortened form of the more American names Brianna or Cambria. Bria could also come from a shortened form of Gabriele or Gabriella. In recent years, however, it became a standalone option.

Bria is a shortened version of the name Brianna, which is the feminine version of the masculine Brian. Brian and Brianna are derived from the Celtic words brixs (meaning “high”) and brigā (meaning “power”). Bria may also be of Italian origin derived from the Italian word brio (meaning “vigor” and “liveliness”).

Symbolism of the name Bria:

When coming from the name Brianna, Bria would have the same meaning. The more popular origin story of Bria, however, is that it began as a shortened form of Gabriella, giving it the Italian meaning of “vigor” or “liveliness.”

Nicknames for the name Bria:

Bria is a short name that is a nickname itself. There are several options for nicknames, however. To help you find a great nickname for your daughter, we put the nicknames for Bria in the list below.

  • Bri
  • Bry
  • Brito
  • Bree
  • Ri Ri
  • Brinnie

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Bria is a trendy girl's name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Bria:

Bria feels cool, trendy, and modern. This gives it a sense of informality and youngness.

Alternative spellings for the name Bria:

  • Brea 
  • Breea
  • Breeah
  • Breah
  • Briah

Popularity of the name Bria:

Bria only became a top 1,000 option in 1991, but it jumped to the top 200 list in 1993 at number 175. This was the highest that Bria ever ranked. In 2020, the name is a top 800 name, ranking at number 789.

Great middle names for Bria and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Bria:

  • Bria Hartley (WNBA player)
  • Bria Valente (pop singer)
  • Bria Roberts (actress, “Piranha”)
  • Bria Kelly (pop singer)
  • Bria Kam (musician)
  • Bria Vinaite (actress, “The Florida Project”)
  • Bria Tharen (character from “Star Wars”)
  • Bria Coolidge (character from “Elemental Assassin”)
  • Bria Brassie (character from “Xanth” series)
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