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)


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”)