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Gender: F Meaning of Briar: "a thorny patch" Origin of Briar: English

Fairy-tale memories of "Sleeping Beauty" inspire some parents -- such as Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen -- to call their daughters Briar Rose. But Briar plus a different middle name might work even better.

Famous People Named Briar

Briar Nolet - Canadian dancer
Briar Rose Christensen (b. 2014), daughter of actors Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen
Sweet Briar College in Virginia, USA

Pop Culture References for the name Briar

Briar Rose aka Princess Aurora, character in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty"
Briar Rose, mother of Princess Aurora on TV's 'Once Upon A Time'
Briar Beauty, daughter of Sleeping Beauty in the "Ever After High" series
Briar Harvestar, sister of Rose in comic book series "Bone" by Jeff Smith
Briar Cudgeon, male character in the Artemis Fowl series
Briar Moss, male character in the Circle of Magic and Circle Opens series by Tamora Pierce

Bryar, Brier