Bryony Name Meaning & Origin

Bryony

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

Origin of the name Bryony:

Derived from bryony (the name of a perennial vine with greenish flowers), which is from the Latin bryonia (to swell, to sprout). Var: Briony.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Bryony: | Edit

My daughter's name is Bryoni, this is another spelling.

This has been my favorite name for years. I would love to name a daughter Bryony one day.

Bryony is not traditionally pronounced "BREE-uh-nee", as listed in the current edition of the Baby Name Wizard, but "BRY-uh-nee".

Personal experiences with the name Bryony: | Edit

My name is Bryony pronounced Brian-ee with the nickname of Bree. While it's a bit annoying that people really stumble over this easily pronounceable name, along with "you were supposed to be a boy, right?" jokes, I really do love my name. I especially like the fact that I've never met another one face to face. Also, my name is always an ice-breaker when meeting new people, or at job interviews, etc.

My friend named her daughter this and pronounces it BREE-uh-NEE, not brian-y, which sound funny, and reminds me of Brian. It is a cute name to use if you want the nickname Bri but don't want to use the outdated Sabrina or Gabriella. It is also very young sounding and reminds me of Avery.

Nicknames for Bryony: | Edit

Brynie, Bry, Brys, Bree, Bryzie, Bee, Bry Bry.

Meanings and history of the name Bryony: | Edit

Bryony is a perennial flower with white and green blossoms. The name is found most often in Scotland, where bryony is a common plant.

Bryony is considered the "original" spelling, as it shares this spelling with the plant. However, it can also be spelled Briony, which is considered equally valid. Variations like Bryoni and Brioney are not traditional but are occasionally found.

Famous real-life people named Bryony: | Edit

Bryony Afferson, English actress and musician.
Bryony Gordon, English columnist.
Bryony Evens, British literary agent who discovered J.K. Rowling.
Bryony Hannah, English actress.
Bryony Kimmings, English live artist.
Bryony Lavery, English playwright and dramatist.
Bryony Matthewman, English Youtube personality.
Bryony Shaw, English windsurfer.
Baroness Bryony Worthington, British environmentalist and House of Lords peer.

Bryony in song, story & screen: | Edit

Bryony, a mouse character in Brian Jacques' "The Outcasts of Redwall".
Bryony, an elf in "Arthur Christmas".
Bryony, the daughter of the main character in a novel called "Belladonna: a Novel of Revenge", by Karen Moline.
Bryony, a character in the film "Driving Lessons"
Bryony Ashley, telepathic heroine in the novel "Touch Not the Cat", by Mary Stewart.
Bryony Asquith, main character in Sherry Thomas's novel "Not Quite a Husband".
Bryony Poole, character in the book "And Justice There in None", by Deborah Crombie.
Bryony Wentworth, character in the book "Night in Eden", by Candice Proctor.

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