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Brie is an informal and simple name with two origin stories. In France, it began as the shortened form of Brianna or Brielle. In Ireland, it comes from the word “brig,” which means “might” or “power.” As of 2021, Brie is a top 4,200 option for girls.

Meaning of the name Brie:

French: strength, exalted one
Irish: might, power

Origin of the name Brie:

Brie originated as a nickname for the baby name Brielle. Some parents used it for Brianna. It is less popular than the alternative, Bree. Bree itself originated as the English version of Brigh. It comes from the Old Irish word “brig.” Brigh became popular because of the daughter of the god Dagda.

Symbolism of the name Brie:

The baby name Brie originated as the shortened form of Brielle or Brianna. Brielle specifically is a French title. It translates to “strength” or “exalted one” in English. Brie could also be a variation of Bree, which dates back to the name Brigh. Brigh comes from the word “brig,” which means “might” or “power.”

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Gender of the name Brie:

Brie is an informal name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Brie:


Number of syllables in the name Brie:


Emotion evoked from the name Brie:

Brie is an informal and upbeat baby name. It is wholesome and kindhearted.

Alternative spellings for the name Brie:

  • Bree
  • Brea 
  • Brei
  • Breigh
  • Bri

Nicknames for the name Brie:

  • Riri
  • Rie
  • Bry
  • Briezy
  • Bri Bri

Popularity of the name Brie:

Brie has no history on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, Brie is on a top 4,200 option. It is number 4,179 for girls.

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Famous people with the name Brie:

  • Brie Larson (actress, “Captain Marvel”)
  • Brie Bella (ring name of Brianna Danielson, pro wrestler)
  • Brie Rippner (tennis player)
  • Brie Howard (actress, singer in Fanny, “Android”)

Bries in popular culture:

  • Brie (a type of cheese)
  • Brie Larvan (character from “The Flash”)