[ 2 syll. bri-ley, br-il-ey ] The baby boy name Briley is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is BRIYLiy- †.
1: Briley is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Old English. The name's meaning is briar wood. It is derived from the elements 'broer' meaning briar ; 'leah' wood, clearing, meadow. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name. See Briley for more information.
The name Brylee (English) is a variant of Briley.
2: Briley is of English-American origin. From the combination of other given names, but now used as an independent name in its own right. See Briley for more information.
See also the related form, Riley (English).
See also the related categories, combination, wood, english, independent, and american.
Briley is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Briley include Brylee, Barlo, Barloe, Barlow, Barlowe, Barrlo, Barrloe, Barrlow, Barrlowe, Berlee, Berley, Berli, Berlie, Berly, Beryl, Birley, Birlie, Birly, Braulee, and Brauley.
† English pronunciation for Briley: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"