Briar

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
413
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Briar

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  • A user from Australia says the name Briar is of English origin and means "Beautiful fast and smart".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bri"ar
Same as Brier.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A pipe made from the root (briarroot) of the tree heath
  2. Evergreen treelike Mediterranean shrub having fragrant white flowers in large terminal panicles and hard woody roots used to make tobacco pipes
  3. A very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
  4. Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
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  1. A male or female given name

Notable Persons Named Briar

Briar was born in 1966.

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Briar was given the name Maria Louisa "Briar" Gardner on July 29th, 1879 in Hobsonville, Auckland. Briar is also known as Gardner and Maria Louisa. She breathed her last breath on October 20th, 1968.

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Briar Faraj is an athlete for the Swedish Under-19 Football Championships.

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Briar Palmer is an athlete for the Melbourne Victory FC (W-League).

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1971 5 0 5
1972 5 5 0
1973 11 6 5
1974 5 5 0
1975 13 5 8
1976 14 8 6
1977 14 7 7
1978 8 8 0
1979 7 7 0
1980 12 7 5
1981 11 11 0
1982 13 8 5
1984 12 12 0
1985 5 5 0
1986 5 5 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 8 8 0
1989 11 11 0
1990 50 7 43
1991 107 15 92
1992 78 19 59
1993 77 23 54
1994 103 22 81
1995 121 15 106
1996 105 22 83
1997 101 29 72
1998 90 31 59
1999 96 29 67
2000 136 35 101
2001 145 38 107
2002 135 34 101
2003 175 43 132
2004 162 37 125
2005 147 30 117
2006 185 53 132
2007 212 73 139
2008 203 51 152
2009 210 72 138
2010 243 70 173
2011 275 103 172
2012 297 108 189
2013 269 108 161
2014 360 157 203
2015 537 334 203
2016 555 354 201
2017 640 397 243
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International Interest for Briar

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Popularity of Briar as a first name

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Popularity of Briar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Briar U.S.
  White 95.88% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Briar

People with the last name Briar are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Briar

  • How Popular is the name Briar? Briar is the 3,386th most popular name of all time. As a last name Briar was the 50,564th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Briar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,981 babies born with the first name Briar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Briar to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Briar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Briar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Briar is Saturday, February 5th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Briar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Briar was in 2017 with a total of 397 babies.
  • Random Briar Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Briar is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Briar: Your name in reverse order is Rairb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irrba. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Briar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 413 people with the last name Briar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Briar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Briar as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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