Briar is a modern English baby name that first became popular in the mid 2010’s. The name is a rare example of a unisex name that is equally as popular with boys and girls.
Meaning of the name Briar:
English: thorny patch
Origin of the name Briar:
Briar is a modern English baby name for both girls and boys. The name is the term for a thorny patch of plants, often berry bushes.
Symbolism of the name Briar:
Briars are thorny patches of plants and often symbolize struggle and perseverance.
Style of the name Briar:
Gender of the name Briar:
Briar is a named used for both boys and girls.
Pronunciation of the name Briar:
Number of syllables in the name Briar:
Emotion evoked from the name Briar:
Briar evokes feelings of strength and wisdom.
Alternative spellings for the name Briar:
Bryar, Brier, Briarre
Nicknames for the name Briar:
Popularity of the name Briar:
According to the Social Security Administration, Briar is a modern unisex name. As a boy’s name, Briar became popular in 2017 and has hit #755 as of 2020. As a girl’s name, Briar first became popular in 2015 and is at #563 as of 2020.
Related names for the name Briar:
Great middle names for the name Briar and their meanings:
- Milo (soldier or merciful)
- Sorin (star)
- Theodore (gift of God)
- Levi (joined, attached)
- Rhys (joined, attached)
- Everett (brave as a wild boar)
- Rose (the flower)
- Lark (the bird)
- Maeve (she who intoxicates)
- Stella (star)
- Claire (bright)
- Maisie (pearl)
Famous people with the name Briar:
- Briar Nolet (Canadian dancer and actress)
- Briar Palmer (New Zealander football player)
- Briar Gardner (New Zealander potter)
- Briar Hurlimann (Swiss curler)
Briar in popular culture:
- Briar(name of Sleeping Beauty in many version of the fairy tale)
- Briar Moss (literature, Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce)
- Briar Gates (film, “Next of Kin”)
- Briar (comics, “Rose in Bone”)