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  1. #6
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    My best friend growing up was a Brisa. It is a Spanish name though so pronounced correctly has a rolled r.
    Calla Florence | Esme Cordelia | Gwyneth Rosalie | Hazel Matilda | Olive Kerensa | Phoebe Coraline | Sylvie Marigold | Thea Rosemary | Willa Margot | Zara Emmeline | Alasdair Theo | Archer Nathaniel | Callum Jude | Emmett Wilder | Julian Emrys | Leo Vincent | Milo Sebastian | Lucian Mateo | Rhys Griffin | Thorin Jasper

  2. #8
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    There are about 150 Brisas in Spain currently. The average age for a Brisa is 16, if that helps? About 30 of them were born outside of Spain, and the majority of those born in Spain were born in Barcelona (the province, not necessarily the city).
    It's used, but it isn't common. I've heard it before, but never in person.
    Lucia
    Name aficionada, traveller, teacher, wonderfully enamoured
    Sela Beatrix, Adelaide Flora, Vivian Lilac, Orchid Minerva, Audrey Cordelia
    Opal, Zinnia, Sefora, Leire, Nuria, Freya

    Bastian Liher, Gideon Felix, Fletcher Atlas, Ephraim Grey, Joscelin Amos
    Eneko, Ekhi, Bruno, Oriol, Earnest, Ivor

  3. #10
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    When I was younger I knew a Brisa with sister Makani ("breeze" in Hawaiian.) I remember thinking it was a really cool sibset (they had Hispanic and Hawaiian heritage.)

    Similar Spanish word-name: Risa ("laughter")
    g w e n

    Beatrix Odette Coraline Celia
    Jett Zephyr Prosper Emrys

    Viola Belphoebe Esmé Leocadia Cosima Vale Cleo Iphigenia
    Dash Apollo Madoc Orion Emmett Orlando Kieran August

    Sancia Blue ⋆ Saffron Emilia ⋆ Ada Chrysanthemum ⋆ Opal Isadora ⋆ Celia Belle ⋆ Mars Auberon
    v o t e

  4. #12
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    Apr 2012
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    Love love love Brisa. My mom's cousin has a daughter my same age named Brisa. I think it's beautiful.
    Mi corazón Zoe Milena
    Little Nugget due December 2016

  5. #14
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    Sep 2012
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    Los Angeles
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    Brisa became one of the hottest names in America (though used exclusively among Spanish-speakers) about 3 years ago, due to the popularity of a lead character on a Spanish-language soap opera. Then it became one of the most rapidly falling names. Some theorized that in addition to the character and the pretty meaning, the popular "Br" sound (Brielle, Aubrey, Brianna, etc) helped propel it up.
    Blade, MD

    XY: A. R.
    XX: C. V. N.

    Allaire * Emmanuelle * Honora * Hyacinthe * Lysandra * Marina * Rosamond * Serena * Sylvie * Thea * Verity / Blaise * Cyprian * Evander * Jules * Laurence * Lucian * Marius * Quentin * Rainier * Silvan

    Hayat _ Qamar _ Sahar _ / Altair _ Faraj _ Tariq

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