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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Bryn

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Bryn in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Bryn:

  • Records indicate that 1,197 girls in the United States have been named Bryn since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 367 people in the U.S. were given the name Bryn. Those people are now 9 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Bryn

    77% Approval Rating
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      10 Positive Comments

  • "Yes, Bryn is traditionally a boy's name in Wales but, like so many names - Robin, Jordan, Madison, and my own, Leslie - in the US it's primarily a female name. I've always wanted to give my child a good Welsh name. Now, it seems like everyone's jumping on the Bryn bandwagon and my child was a trendsetter a decade ago. :-)" Jul. 15, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bryn and I love it!! A lot of people call me Bryn-lauren (Lauren pronounced laren, Lauren being my middle name) and I love it!! I love the uniqueness of my name! I used to be called Bryan alot but people realized that my name was pronouned brin and they hate me for my awesome name!!!" Mar. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it! And surprisingly enough...I also was thinking about naming my daughter Bryndal." Dec. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "love the name Brynnen nn Bryn for a girl it is so cute without being super girlie" Apr. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Bryn (Im a girl) and I used to hate my name when I was younger. No one can ever say it right! They usually call me Bryan or some other off the wall name. I have gotten called the wrong name from Santa Clause to Teachers saying it wrong. I however, now that I am older, really enjoy its uniqueness!" Feb. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name for a girl--it's beautiful and complete. However, Phil Hartman's wife was named Bryn, and that association kept me from using the name (seeing as she murdered him and all)." Jan. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Bryn is a Welsh boys' name, it means '[from the] hill'; I called my daughter Brynnie to make it more feminine, but we also call her Bryn, Brynna sometimes. It does seem to be difficult for other people to remember/pronounce - they either mishear and think it's Britney [arghh] or misread and think it's Briony, Briody etc. But we love it, and it's pretty unusual." Sep. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name as a nickname for Brynnen for a girl or Brenna" Jul. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is "Brynna" (like Brenna) and I get called everything BUT my name (Bryan, Bryanna, Breena, Braina, etc). But I like my name." Nov. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm Bryn and people always call me 'brayn' and think im a boy, or call me 'bryana' they are so dim, its pronounced 'brin'" Jul. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "I have NEVER met anyone else named Bryn. Everybody always spells and say it wrong! They call me Bryan and when they know how to say it, they spell it as Bren or even Byrn! It is pronounced Brin or Bren. I used to hate my name and i still hate it! :(" Feb. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Bryn? What a horrible name. And it's not short for anything, so why own it? *angry*" Jul. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "There is this girl in my class and she is an idiot and her name is Bryn. Everyone calls her Bryan until they know her." Aug. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "I was proudly given the name Brynn in 1983. Named after my moms favorite soap star Brynn Thayer. I too have been called Bryan most of my life and asked if my name is short for something, when sending emails at work I am commonly referred to as Sir. After 34 yrs and seeing how common my name is becoming I embrace it more and feel honored to have such an usual name. It no longer bothers me that people misread or mispronounce my name. I love my unusual name because the meaning suits me." Aug. 8, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Bryn with one N and it's a girls name yes a girls name it's not the 18th century anymore and also it's not brynn Bryan brain etc 🙄" Jul. 23, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Used "Brynn" as my daughter's middle name. Spelled it with two "nn's" since "Bryn" is a BOYS name. In Wales (the origin of the name), it is commonly used for men - spelled "Bryn"." Sep. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is annoying when people use "Bryn" for girls since it is a BOYS name. If you are a girl, it should be BRYNN." Nov. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Bryndal and we also call her Bryn or Bryndie. We always hear nice comments on how pretty her name is. I have never seen her name in any books but I was able to search her name on a database that gives name meanings by Greek origin from each syllable. According to that her name means "child of God" and that makes it even more special for us." Jan. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is really cool my name is Bryony but some of my friends call me Bryn and its sooooo cool!" Feb. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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