The name Brick is a boy's name of German, Irish Gaelic, Yiddish origin. Brick and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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This is an Anglicized form of various names; the Irish Gaelic O Bruic; German, Bruck or Breck, meaning "swamp" or "wood"; Yiddish, Brik, "bridge"; and Slovenian, Bric, "dweller from a hilly place." Gosh, and we thought it was just a macho word name invented by Tennessee Williams for the hero of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.