Bryn: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Bryn

Bryn

Pronunciation: BRIN (key)

Origin of the name Bryn:

Bryn Borrowed from the Welsh, Bryn is derived from bryn (hill). It is used as a masculine name in Wales. Var: Brin, Brinn, Brynn.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Brin, Brynn

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Comments and insights on the name Bryn: | Edit

My parents told me they discovered the name Bryn because it was the name of an actress in a TV movie. I don't know the actress or the movie, though.

According to the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, the name Bryn is 'cool' compared to the name Brianna, which is 'uncool'. However the name Bronte is 'cooler' than Bryn.

We named our daughter Bryn after my husband and her father Bryan.

Personal experiences with the name Bryn: | Edit

People mistake it for the name Bryan.

I've been called "Bryan", "Brine" (yes, as in shrimp), "Bree", and many more but the only one that bothers me is "Bren". People are also always asking me if it's short for Brenda or Brianna. I've always gotten mail addressed to "Mr Bryn" or "Mr Bryan". I visited Wales several years ago and it was awsome because they could all pronounce my name but I was asked about 20 times: "You know that's a man's name, don't you?" Regardless, I love my name and I'm quite happy with it. It's nice to have a more unique name in a generation full of Jennifers.

Nicknames for Bryn: | Edit

Bryny, Brynie, Brynnie, B

This one is kinda strange because several different people in my life who don't know each other have called me "Bryny-Bop"

Meanings and history of the name Bryn: | Edit

In Wales it's considered a very masculine common male's name (like Americans would think about the names John, Henry, or Mark). It's Welsh for "hill".

Famous real-life people named Bryn: | Edit

Bryn Mawr, college

Bryn Casey Hoppy, daughter of Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy of "Real Housewives of NYC" and "Bethenny Getting Married?"

Bryn in song, story & screen: | Edit

Bryn Myrddin, the wizard Merlin's home from Arthurian legend (Welsh translation: Merlin's Hill)
Vampire Weekend - "Bryn"

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