Meaning/History
Usage
Pronunciation
Famous Bearer
Personal Impression
Other
0
I'm actually named Bryndllian, but I go by Bryn because no one can pronounce my real name. I'm proud to have such an uncommon name since I'd say I am unique. Thank you to everyone who likes this name. You have no idea what it means to the people who are named this.
VampGirl  8/21/2019
1
Bryn is a lovely name. I love the Welshness that drips off it. It's beautiful. However, this whole battle of the genders when it comes to names is ridiculous. Let it go. Gender is relevant, and it's a pointless social construct that has separated the sexes for too long. Let's not fall out over the names people are given as well. I do think that names are butchered by Americans far too often, though, and I think this whole gender thing doesn't help with that, as a girl might be named with a 'boy' name, but rather than leaving it be, it's mangled to make it appear more 'feminine'. If you like a name, name your kid it, and don't butcher it or get creative with it, because it doesn't make it seem cool. Who cares what gender connotations a name has, if it's nice and you like it, then use it. Just, you know, don't butcher it. America is new, I get it, but either come up with your own names and give them your own cultural background without stealing and claiming them as your own, or borrow from other cultures without being offensive about it by ruining its origin. The name itself is lovely, but the fight over whether girls can have boys names is ridiculous. It doesn't take from the history of a name to leave it be and use it for whoever, that country will no doubt still use it as it's always been used, but it does if you add letters that make no sense and wipe out the culture it comes from, so at least fight about the real issue here.
Rainbow Cloud  4/7/2019
-1
Personally, I think Bryn sounds more feminine than masculine. I like the name! It’s pretty sounding and seems like a good choice for a child of any gender.
Lord Kitty  8/26/2018
3
I love the name Bryn for boys, it's what I named my son.
Bex_hex  3/8/2018
-1
Sounds more like a nickname and the spelling looks harsh and incomplete.
Luvbug86  12/3/2016
2
My name is Bryn Mary. I find it still to be a unique name having only met two other girls with the name but both spelled differently. For the first half of my life I spelled it as Brynn to avoid being called Brian but changed it back to Bryn because I find it better. In my opinion, I don't like when people add onto the name such as Brynley or Brynna. It takes away from such a simple and unique name.
― Anonymous User  7/7/2016
1
The name Bryn was given to 213 girls and 14 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
0
Overall, I like the name - if spelling it as "Bryn" and using it for a BOY ONLY with this spelling. If crossing the Atlantic and using it for a girl or perhaps naming a girl after a Welsh relative such as a grandfather, by all means, please spell the name Brynn or Brynne out of respect and honor of the male heritage of "Bryn". The "brinnleigh" "brynleigh" combinations just reminds me of "Brittney" gone awry. They just seem contrived and a bit forced. Only my thoughts as I am of Welsh origin living in the States. Brynn Margaret, Brynn Abigail, Brynn Catherine are more honorable combinations for girls.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2015
1
Bryn Leigh is a smart, beautiful girl. Love the name.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2015
1
My daughter was christened "Mary Bryn" in 1989. I was inspired both by the college Bryn Mawr and a little-known actress back in the 70's, Bryn Thayer. I don't get the hostility about whether it's a "male" name or not... we can both share it! As for Bryn, she is now in her 20's and says she loves her name. She's received MANY compliments on it over the years. The ONLY thing I might warn is that at times over the years, some idiots pronounced her name"Bryan, Brian"... but, then again, I live in Texas.
booboo  8/29/2015
1
This is a MALE name! There are plenty of lovely female Welsh names for your daughter.
thesnowwhiterose  12/22/2014
1
My daughter was named Bryn(born 8/7/13). I was going for the Icelandic variation of Brun(Hilda).
Who8myshoe  11/14/2014
-1
This is a VERY cute name. I love the name Bryn! Imagine siblings called Bryn, Wyn, Finn, Flynn and Lynn? Aww! ^_^
― Anonymous User  11/8/2014
1
I only like this name because it is in Son by Lois Lowry, which is a GREAT book.
SEC908  5/3/2013
0
Probably one of the most unimaginative Welsh names out there for boys. 'Have you met my son, "Hill"?' And the idea that such a butch name could be used for girls? Only in America! :-P.
JJSkeete  4/11/2013
2
American child actress Bryn Allen (born 1999 in Searcy, Arkansas, USA).
― Anonymous User  8/10/2012
3
I know someone on the Welsh border with this name (a MALE, as it were.) It's nice enough. Suits a little boy, a teenager and an adult, and an elderly man. Ages nicely. Any girls called Bryn in Wales will get funny looks, though. Just a warning.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2011
1
This name can also be derived from Old English, where it means "flame, fire".
keepitreal  1/17/2011
2
Bryn is a male name through and through.
vomiting  1/7/2010
2
This name is so manly. Have you ever SEEN Bryn Terfel?
blaaarg  7/13/2009
3
Bryn Terfel is a world-famous Welsh bass-baritone, known for his Mozart and Wagner roles. Also sang Sweeney.
Patria-Sue  11/30/2008
1
There's a love song by the band Vampire Weekend called Bryn. A lovely name.
superlex  10/8/2008
0
Lovely name, but I prefer the spelling Brynn. It looks prettier and more complete. I think the spelling Brin works bewst for males, and Bryn and Brynn for females. I don't believe in the magical feminizing power of the mighty 'y' like so many young people today, but somehow Bryn looks more feminine than Brin. It's a great name for both sexes.
slight night shiver  5/17/2008
2
I plan to name my future son this, to keep the family's Welsh heritage alive. I think it's a very strong sounding name, solid too.
Kimmy  3/11/2008
2
I love the variation of this name as Bryna. Beautiful and unique.
― Anonymous User  9/13/2007
0
It makes me think of the word "brine".
lady murasaki  8/7/2007
0
I know a little girl named Taylor Bryn, before I met her I'd never heard that name before. Now I think it's really cute, it fits her well because she so adorable.
joanie2007  6/26/2007
1
I know two people with this name, and they are both boys. I think this name is really cute and sounds really masculine on a guy. Although this name is interchangeable, I think Bryn and Brin are boys names, Brynn is a unisex name and Brynne is a girls name.
maggie_angel  5/27/2007
1
Hey there I personally love the name as my name is Brynley, and I am an Australian male. A friend of mine also recently used the name for his son.
brynbad  2/6/2007
1
I knew a little girl with this name, and she was the most adorable little thing! I am also not certain whether her name was spelled Bryn or "Brynn". My favorite variant of this name is Brynley or Brynleigh. Very unique name!
Pheadirean  1/22/2007
1
A boy I know is called Bryn, but it's shortened from Brynsley.
Luangi  12/4/2006
2
Since the 1880's Bryn for a boy hasn't appeared on the top 1000 list. For a girl it appeared on the top 1000 list in 2004 where it ranked 914.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
1
Bryn Mawr College (the name means "high hill" in Welsh) located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2006
0
I really like the name Bryn for a girl. I have known a couple of people named Bryn, one was a boy and the other a girl. The name I really like is Brynlee which can also be spelt Brinlee.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2006

Comments are left by users of this website. They are not checked for accuracy.

Add a Comment