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

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Origin and Meaning of Brinley

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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Brinley means "Gift of God" and is of English origin.

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International Interest
  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Brinley

Brinley was born on April 13th, 1904. He left this life on September 18th, 1981.


Brinley was born on April 3rd, 1895 in Llanelli. He breathed his last breath on January 5th, 1987.


Brinley was born on October 11th, 1900 in Merthyr Tydfil. He passed away in 1980.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Brinley

Charles Brinley was an actor. His career lasted from 1913 to 1939. Charles was born on November 15th, 1880 in Yuma, Arizona. He died on February 17th, 1946.


Daniel Putnam Brinley was a in the fields of murals, landscape art, mural, and landscape painting. Daniel was born on March 8th, 1879 in Newport, Rhode Island. He passed away on July 31st, 1963.


Godfrey was born on November 22nd, 1864 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He left this life on May 6th, 1939.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1987 5 5 0
1988 8 8 0
1990 9 9 0
1991 10 10 0
1992 10 10 0
1993 11 11 0
1994 8 8 0
1995 16 16 0
1996 20 20 0
1997 30 24 6
1998 42 42 0
1999 60 60 0
2000 77 77 0
2001 99 94 5
2002 135 135 0
2003 142 136 6
2004 162 157 5
2005 198 198 0
2006 222 222 0
2007 236 229 7
2008 242 232 10
2009 362 362 0
2010 453 444 9
2011 555 547 8
2012 623 613 10
2013 609 595 14
2014 703 695 8
2015 792 784 8
2016 987 980 7
2017 1,003 996 7
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

Where is the name Brinley popular?

International Interest for Brinley

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Brinley as a first name

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Popularity of Brinley as a last name

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Common last names for Brinley

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Common first names for Brinley

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brinley U.S.
  White 97.79% 64.26%
  African American 0.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brinley

People with the last name Brinley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Brinley

  • What name lists does Brinley rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Brinley? Brinley is the 2,895th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brinley was the 24,174th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brinley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,829 babies born with the first name Brinley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brinley 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 Brinley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brinley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brinley is Saturday, August 14th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Brinley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brinley was in 2017 with a total of 996 babies.
  • Random Brinley Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brinley ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 54 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Brinley: Your name in reverse order is Yelnirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Brlniey. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brinley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,040 people with the last name Brinley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brinley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Brinley as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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