American word name and nature name
"a thorny patch"

Briar Origin and Meaning

The name Briar is a boy's name meaning "a thorny patch".
This word name entered the US Top 1000 for both genders in 2015, though it premiered a little higher for girls. There are still more baby girls named Briar than baby boys -- 420 vs. 277 in 2018 -- and the name is rising in popularity for both. Briar fits the trend for nature names, and it also offers a fresh option for honoring a Brian.
# 755 in the US

Briar Rank in US Top 1000

Briar Popularity

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Briar in Pop Culture

  • Briar Mosscharacter in Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic book series
  • Briar Gatescharacter portrayed by Liam Neeson in the film 'Next of Kin'