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

Bryn Origin and Meaning

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

Bryn is an up-and-coming gentle, yet substantial, Welsh name that would also be effective in the middle spot. In Wales it's more often heard as a boys' name.

Bryn entered the U.S. girls' popularity list in 1999 but is outranked by the Brynn spelling. Reality star Bethenny Frankel named her daughter Bryn in 2010.

Trivia tidbit: Bryn Mawr college was the first institute of higher learning to offer graduate degrees to women.

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Pop Culture References for the name Bryn

Brinne, Brynne, Brinn, Brin


SilverSky109 Says:


I went to Bryn Mawr College, and I would be so happy if I met a little girl with this name! I think it's lovely.

lizwhiz87 Says:


BTW, the author of the description spelled Bethenny Frankel's name wrong. Just an FYI.

DaisyMaisie Says:


this means brow (eyebrow) in norwegian

kpearl8 Says:


A great combination of cuteness, strength, and beauty.

PinkBerry Says:


this is my name! I think it suits me

Alicia1 Says:


I like this name, its really nice!

HatGirl Says:


i really like this name!

caroblaise Says:


Same! I love Bryn Mawr.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


I was born in Bryn Mawr so the name has that meaning to me.

Guest Says:


I'm trying to like this name but it makes me think of something being burnt.

MaryKathryn Says:


Vampire Weekend has a song titled Bryn and it has inspired me to want to name my child this!