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When you hear the name Bristol, you may initially think of a town in Virginia and Tennessee. This option goes back to southwest England, only becoming an option for children in the twentieth century. As of 2020, this trendy name is on the top 500 list.

Meaning of the name Bristol:

English: the site of the bridge

Origin of the name Bristol:

Bristol originated as a place name in England. It is a town in the southwest of England where there is an infamous bridge. Bristol translates directly to “the site of the bridge” for that reason. Bristol did not become a given name until the twentieth century in America. It followed the trend of using location names and surnames for babies.

Symbolism of the name Bristol:

Bristol means “the site of the bridge” because it was originally a place name. Bristol is a town in England where there is a famous bridge. When this option became a given name option, it kept the translation.

Style of the name Bristol:

Modern as a given name

Gender of the name Bristol:

Bristol is a modern name for girls or boys.

Pronunciation of the name Bristol:


Number of syllables in the name Bristol:


Emotion evoked from the name Bristol:

Bristol feels youthful and modern. It is a trendy and upbeat name.

Alternative spellings for the name Bristol:

  • Bristoll
  • Brystol
  • Brystoll

Nicknames for the name Bristol:

  • Bri
  • Toll
  • Stoll
  • Bri Bri
  • Brist
  • Bristy
  • Bristie

Popularity of the name Bristol:

Bristol first became a top 1,000 name in America in 2009 at rank 667. As of 2020, it is still on the top 500 list of the Social Security Index at number 491. Bristol did best so far in 2019 at rank 390.

Related names for the name Bristol:

Great middle names for Bristol and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Bristol:

  • Bristol Palin (reality TV star, daughter of Sarah Palin)
  • Bristol Marunde (MMA fighter)

Bristols in popular culture:

  • Bristol, England (city)
  • Bristol, Virginia (city)
  • Bristol, Tennessee (city)
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