Bryson is a fun, modern boy’s baby name that was originally an English surname meaning “son of Brice”. As a given name it became popular in 1979 but rose to the top 200 names in 2005 where it stayed through 2020.

Meaning of the name Bryson:

English: son of Brice, son of the speckled man

Origin of the name Bryson:

Bryson is an English baby name meaning “son of Brice”. Brice means “speckled” and is an English and Gaulish name.

Symbolism of the name Bryson:

The name Brice means “speckled” which probably referred to someone with freckles. In some cultures, a person with freckles is thought to have an especially lucky life.

Baby name Bryson

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Gender of the name Bryson:

Bryson is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Bryson:


Number of syllables in the name Bryson:


Emotion evoked from the name Bryson:

Bryson evokes feelings of hard work and youthful energy.

Alternative spellings for the name Bryson:

Brycen, Bricsen

Nicknames for the name Bryson:

Popularity of the name Bryson:

According to the Social Security Administration, Bryson first became popular as a baby name in 1979 but it wasn’t until 2005 that it broke into the top 200 baby boy names. The name peaked at #86 in 2017 and has slipped to #155 in 2020.

Related names for the name Bryson:

Great middle names for the name Bryson and their meanings:

  • Clay (boundary with clover, clay)
  • Flint (born near outcrop of flint)
  • Finch, (the bird, to swindle)
  • Hollis (near the holly bushes)
  • Noah (rest, repose)
  • Oliver (olive tree)
  • Elliott (Jehovah is God)
  • Henry (estate ruler)
  • Thomas (twin)
  • Nathaniel (gift of God)
  • Nicholas (people of victory)

Famous people with the name Bryson:

  • Bryson Tiller (American singer)
  • Bryson Spinner (American football player)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (American golfer)
  • Bryson Graham (English musician

Brysons in popular culture:

  • Bryson Bale (Marvel Comics universe)