Gender: Male Meaning of Bryn: "hill" Origin of Bryn: Welsh

Bryn Origin and Meaning

The name Bryn is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "hill".

The attractive Bryn, well used for boys in Wales, sounds rather feminine here; There were only 7 boys named Bryn and 6 more given the Brynn spelling in the most recent year counted, versus over 350 female Bryns and more than 1600 Brynns. Bryn does have a history as a male name in the U.S. though; there is a college football quarterback named Bryn Renner.

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Famous People Named Bryn

Pop Culture References for the name Bryn

Brynmor, Brynmore, Brinn, Brin


FantasyandPrayer Says:


Definitely yes ❤

Zelliew Says:


It's OK but I prefer Finn

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Will do.

clairels Says:


I encourage you to seek out a few more of my comments, where you'll see that I don't think any name should be off-limits for either sex. However, there are certain crusaders who would accuse me of sexism just because unlike them, I don't believe a girl named James is an abomination to humankind.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


You didn't. But even though you've left one or two comments about using feminine names for boys, recalling some of your previous comments, you seem more geared towards and accepting of masculine names on females - hence your post here, and hence why I have yet to see you post a comment on a girl page declaring the name as suitable for a boy.

Not trying to start an argument but, personally, I'm sick and tired of the old 'It doesn't sound/look masculine ' or 'it doesn't have a masculine meaning' reasoning. And until I see you and others advocating feminine names on boys, your reasoning for gender-bending solidly masculine names is unjustified.

clairels Says:


When did I ever say Rose, Lily and Daisy weren't appropriate for boys?

lesliemarion Says:


It is a male name regardless of one's opinions on the gender of hills… The Gender of Hills, great short story name.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


If we're going to run on that logic, then Lily, Rose and Daisy are clearly appropriate for boys since flowers don't have genders either. -_-

amberdaydream Says:


But words have grammatical genders in Welsh. "Bryn" in Welsh is grammatically a masculine noun.

indiefendi2 Says:


I love Bryn for a boy. It's short and strong. Bryan is so common. Bryn is intriguing.

clairels Says:


Bryn is Welsh for "hill." Hills do not have genders.

dawne3 Says:


A well-established Welsh MALE name.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Feminine? Why do you say that?