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Gender: F Pronunciation: Brian-ee Meaning of Bryony: "to sprout" Origin of Bryony: Latin flower name

Bryony is an unusually strong plant name --the bryony is a wild climbing vine with green flowers --that caught on in the U.K. before sprouting here. The name of the young character in the Ian McEwan novel Atonement is spelled Briony, which is the variation and Bryony the original.

Bryony sounds a lot fresher than the now dated Brittany. Pronunciation is like Brian with an ee at the end, though the name bears no relationship to the male Brian or Bryan.

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Famous People Named Bryony

Bryony Lavery, British playwright
Bryony Gordon, English journalist
Bryony Elisabeth Shaw, English Olympic windsurfer
Bryony Afferson, English actress
Bryony Hannah, English actress
Bryony Brind, British ballerina
Bryony Kate Frances Page, British individual trampolinist

Pop Culture References for the name Bryony

Bryony, childhood name of the main character in R.J. Anderson's "Knife"
Bryony, wrapping elf in animated film "Arthur Christmas"
Bryony, mouse character in Brian Jacques' "Outcast of Redwall"

Briony, Bryonie, Brihoney, Brioney

Bryony's International Variations

Bryonia (Greek)