[ 1 syll. bree, br-ee ] The baby girl name Bree is pronounced BRiy- †. Bree's language of origin is Celtic, and it is used largely in the English and Irish languages. In recent times, the name has been made known by the fictional Bree Hodge played by Marcia Cross in the American TV series Desperate Housewives (2004-).
In addition, Bree is an English pet form of the English and Irish Brianna.
Bree is also a form of the Irish Brígh.
Forms of Bree include the name Brae, the name Bray, the name Bre, the name Breay, the name Brei, the name Breigh, the name Breight, the name Brey, the name Bri, and the English Brie. Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Bree. See also the related form, the English Breeanna.
Bree is somewhat popular as a baby name for girls. At the modest peak of its usage in 1977, 0.017% of baby girls were given the name Bree. Its ranking then was #617. The baby name has since suffered a substantial drop in frequency, and it is of only sporadic use in recent years. In 2012, it ranked at #968 with a usage of 0.014%. Out of the group of girl names directly linked to Bree, Brianna was the most widely used. Its use outnumbered Bree's by 18 times in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Bree: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"