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 a traditional boys' name, but it's far more popular for girls now in the US.

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.

Bryn Popularity

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Famous People Named Bryn

  • Bryn Lawton ChapmanAmerican beauty queen and operatic soprano; Miss Indiana 2003
  • Bryn DaviesAmerican cellist and bassist
  • Bryn McAuleyCanadian voice actress and singer
  • Bryn Casey Hoppydaughter of reality TV star Bethenny Frankel and ex,husband Jason Hoppy
  • Annette Bryn ParriWelsh pianist

Bryn in Pop Culture

  • Bryttney Dina "Bryn" Breitbartcharacter on TV's "Jessie"
  • "Bryn" song by Vampire Weekend
  • Bryn Mawr Collegewomen's college in Pennsylvania, USA
  • Bryn Jacobsmain character in Melody Carlson's "The Dating Games"