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since 1880
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666
in the U.S.
in 2010

Bree

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How popular is the baby name Bree in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1971 30 30 0
1972 131 131 0
1973 91 91 0
1974 132 132 0
1975 167 160 7
1976 241 241 0
1977 278 273 5
1978 241 236 5
1979 216 216 0
1980 200 200 0
1981 167 167 0
1982 147 147 0
1983 124 124 0
1984 129 129 0
1985 124 124 0
1986 99 99 0
1987 108 108 0
1988 131 131 0
1989 206 206 0
1990 202 202 0
1991 187 187 0
1992 196 196 0
1993 130 130 0
1994 176 176 0
1995 161 161 0
1996 154 154 0
1997 129 129 0
1998 120 120 0
1999 131 131 0
2000 134 134 0
2001 145 145 0
2002 153 153 0
2003 162 162 0
2004 162 162 0
2005 231 231 0
2006 279 279 0
2007 262 262 0
2008 258 258 0
2009 265 265 0
2010 306 306 0
2011 267 267 0
2012 264 264 0
2013 240 240 0
2014 239 239 0
2015 220 220 0

Fun Facts about the name Bree

  • How many people with the first name Bree have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,135 babies born with the first name Bree in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bree to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bree? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 30 new born babies.
  • When was Bree first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bree is Tuesday, October 23rd, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Bree born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bree was in 2010 with a total of 306 babies.
  • Random Bree Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bree is not a popular baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Bree: Your name in reverse order is Eerb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eerb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bree? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 666 people with the last name Bree.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bree? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bree as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bree U.S.
  White 87.69% 64.26%
  African American 6.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bree

People with the last name Bree are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Bree" mean? The list below shows the origins of Bree as well as things modernly associated with the name Bree such as celebrities named Bree.

American

Origin and Meaning of Bree

The name "Bree" is of American origin, and it means "Form of Brie". It's a name commonly given to girls.

From Middle English bre, bregh, from Old English brēġ (“eyelid”) (Anglian dialect). Compare West Saxon brǣw, brēaw, brēaġ (“eyelid”), from Proto-Germanic *brēwō. Cognate with Dutch (wenk)brauw, German Braue. Apparently related to brow.

  1. (obsolete or dialectal, Scotland) The eyelid.
  2. (obsolete or dialectal, Scotland) The eyebrow.
  3. (Scotland) The brow; forehead.

From Middle English bre, breie (“broth; gravy”), apparently from Old English brīw, brīġ (“pottage; porridge”), from Proto-Germanic *brīwaz (“porridge; mash”), whence also German Brei, Dutch brij. Alternatively, the word could be a cognate of German Brühe (“broth”), from Middle High German brüeje, from the verb brüejen (“to scald, boil”), from Proto-Germanic *brōaną, whence modern German brühen, Dutch broeien, Middle Low German brȫjen. This is less likely, however, since the verb is not attested in English nor in Old Norse. Both paths eventually lead to the Proto-Indo-European root *bʰrewh₁- (“to boil, toss, cook, brew”), whence also English broth and brew.

  1. (obsolete outside Scotland) Broth.

    bree was also found in the following language(s): Manx, Scots, and Spanish

    Bree Turner

    Bree Turner is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Bree was born in 1977 as Bree Nicole Turner in Palo Alto, California, U.S.

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    Bree Williamson

    Bree Williamson is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Bree was born in 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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    Brody Dalle

    Brody Dalle is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Brody was born in 1979 as Bree Joanna Alice Robinson.

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    Bree Sharp

    Bree Sharp is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress specializing in rock, pop, and folk music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Bree was born in 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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    Bree Conden

    Bree Conden is a model. Bree was born in 1986 as Bree Condon in Corona Del Mar, California, U.S.

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    Other Inspirations for the Name Bree

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    What does the name Bree mean?

    Bis for bloom, your glow of life.

    Ris for romantic, hopelessly so

    Eis for enrich, a quality you share.

    Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

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