Briar - Meaning of Briar
[ 2 syll. briar, br-i-ar ] The baby girl name Briar is pronounced as BRIYaaR †. Briar is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is also English. The name is derived from the English word 'briar' for the thorny shrub.
The origin and meaning of Briar is inherited by all variant forms.
Briar is fairly popular as a baby name for girls, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 2010s; before that, it was of infrequent use only. Its usage peaked modestly in 2018 with 0.023% of baby girls being given the name Briar. Its ranking then was #687. Among all girl names in its group, Briar was the most popular in 2018. The name Briar has predominantly been a girl name, though it has also been given to boys in the past century. In 2017, 70% more girls than boys were given the name Briar.
† Pronunciation for Briar: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"