Briony Name Meaning & Origin

Briony

Pronunciation: BRIY-ə-nee, BREE-ə-nee (key)

Related Names:

Bree, Bryony

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Not usually pronounced "BREE-uh-nee", as listed in the Baby Name Wizard, but "BRY-uh-nee".

This is the slightly less common spelling, but is considered just as legitimate as Bryony.

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Nicknames for Briony: | Edit

Bri, Bree, NeNe.

Meanings and history of the name Briony: | Edit

A variation of Bryony, a plant common to the UK.

Famous real-life people named Briony: | Edit

Briony Behets, British-Australian actress.
Briony Cole, Australian diver.
Briony McRoberts, English actress.
Briony Penn, Canadian environmentalist and politician.
Briony Stewart, Australian author and illustrator.

Briony in song, story & screen: | Edit

Briony Campbell, character in EastEnders.
Briony Tallis, protagonist in Ian McEwan's novel "Atonement".
Briony Larkin, protagonist of Franny Billingsley's novel "Chime". It was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2011.

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