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Origin and Meaning of Briony

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bri"o*ny
See Bryony.
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  1. A vine of the genus Bryonia having large leaves and small flowers and yielding acrid juice with emetic and purgative properties
  1. Alternative form of bryony

Notable Persons Named Briony

Briony McRoberts was an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to 2005. Briony was born on February 10th, 1957 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK. She left this life on July 17th, 2013.


Dr Briony Scott is a teacher; educator; columnist. She holds the title Principal, Wenona School, and Head teacher. Dr was given the name Briony Edmonds on September 28th, 1963 in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. Dr is also known as Edmonds and Briony (birth name).


Briony was born on February 28th, 1983 in Melbourne.


Briony was born on October 16th, 1960.


Briony Williams is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2003.


Briony was born on January 1st, 1984.


Fun Facts about the name Briony

  • How Popular is the name Briony? Briony is the 28,270th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Briony have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 180 babies born with the first name Briony in the United States. That's more than enough people named Briony to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Briony? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Briony born? The highest recorded use of the first name Briony was in 2011 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Briony: Your name in reverse order is Ynoirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inrboy. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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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