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 Gabriella. This top 800 name for girls, however, is now a trendy option with a modern feel.

Meaning of the name Bria:

American: diminutive of Brianna
Italian: vigor, liveliness

Origin of the name Bria:

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 Cambria or Brianna. Bria could also come from a shortened form of Gabriele or Gabriella. In recent years, however, it became a standalone option.

Symbolism of the name Bria:

When coming from the name Brianna, Bria would have the same meaning, though in American this just translates to “diminutive of Brianna.” 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.”

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Gender of the name Bria:

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

Nicknames for the name Bria:

  • Bri
  • Brito
  • Bree
  • Ri Ri

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.

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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”)

Brias in popular culture:

  • Bria Tharen (character from “Star Wars”)
  • Bria Coolidge (character from “Elemental Assassin”)
  • Bria Brassie (character from “Xanth” series)