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Gender: Female Meaning of Bree: "strength or exalted one" Origin of Bree: Irish, from Brid, Brigh, Brigid

The name Bree is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "strength or exalted one". Bree and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boy and girl makeover with middles".

From the experts:

A short, breezy name with a sophisticated yet upbeat image, that doesn't betray its Irish roots. Bree first came to notice here in 1971 via the complex prostitute character in the movie Klute, which earned Jane Fonda an Oscar. More recently, it was tied to the character of Bree Van de Kamp on Desperate Housewives.

Other recent references include Stephenie Meyer's novella The Short Second Life of Bree Turner in the Twilight series. And in the popular Fancy Nancy children's book series, Bree is Nancy's bff.

The Bree spelling is much preferable to the cheese-related Brie.

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Famous People Named Bree

Bree Nicole Turner, American actress
Bree Olson (born Rachel Marie Oberlin), American actress
Bree Amer, Australian reality TV personality
Bree Munro, Australian skier
Bree Sharp, American singer-songwriter
Bree Walker (born Patricia Lynn Nelson), American radio personality and activist
Bree Joanna Alice Robinson, birth name of punk rocker Brody Dalle
Bree Esserig, Youtuber and actor on "Nuclear Family" youtube channel
Stormi Bree Henley, Miss Teen USA 2009

Pop Culture References for the name Bree

Bree Daniel, character in 1971 film "Klute"
Bree Van De Kamp, character on Desperate Housewives
Bree Blackburn, from the movie "The Wild Thornberry's"
Bree Tanner- main character in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Brianna "Bree" Timmins, from Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
Lord of the Rings reference, village of Bree
Bree Davenport, character in the show "Lab Rats"
Bree, a talking horse from the Narnia novel The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
Bree, one of three main characters in the novel "Every Soul a Star" by Wendy Mass
Bree Avery, main character from the web video series lonelygirl15
Bree, character in webcomic Tales from Wheeldust by Egoman Freeman
Bree, villager in the Animal Crossing videogames

Brielle, Bray, Breigh, Bri, Brae, Brie, Bre, Brei