Bryn

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bryn

User Submitted Origins

     Welsh
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     Irish
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     Greek
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     French
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User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Canada, the name Bryn is of Welsh origin and means "Hill".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Bryn means "Hill in Welsh".
  • A submission from Australia says the name Bryn means "Hill" and is of Welsh origin.
  • A submission from Tennessee, United States says the name Bryn means "Dark Heights" and is of Greek origin.
  • According to a user from Washington, United States, the name Bryn is of Welsh origin and means "Hill".
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  1. A male given name of Welsh origin from a word meaning hill or mound.
  2. A female given name in occasional modern use.
  3. Part of several place names in Wales and elsewhere.
  4. A township in Wigan, Lancashire.

Notable Persons Named Bryn

Bryn Terfel CBE is an opera singer, bass-baritone, and opera singer (bass-baritone). He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Bryn was given the name Bryn Terfel Jones on November 9th, 1965 in Pant Glas, Caernarfonshire, Wales, UK.

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Bryn Apprill is a voice actress. Bryn was given the name Bryn Catherine Apprill on January 29th, 1996 in Plano, Texas. Bryn is also known as Kelly Angel.

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Bryn Forbes is a basketball player for the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan State Spartans men's basketball in the Big Ten Conference. Bryn was born on July 23rd, 1993.

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Bryn McAuley is a voice actress, actress, and singer. She has been prominent since 1997. Bryn was born on June 6th, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Bryn Christopher is a soul music and contemporary r&b singing and songwriter. He plays Vocals. Bryn was born on November 8th, 1985 in Birmingham.

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Bryn Renner is a football player. Bryn was born on January 22nd, 1990 in West Springfield, Virginia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bryn

Dag was born in 1909. He died in 1991.

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Torgeir Bryn is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers, San Jose Jammers, Quad City Thunder, UA Cognac, CB Breogán, Fort Wayne Fury, Omaha Racers, ALM Évreux Basket, and CB Estudiantes. Torgeir was born on August 19th, 1964 in Oslo.

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Ingvild was born on March 18th, 1961.

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Alexia was born on March 24th, 1889 in Oslo. She left this life on July 19th, 1983.

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Kaare was born on March 12th, 1944.

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Yngvar was born on December 17th, 1881. He left this life on April 30th, 1947.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1947 8 0 8
1949 9 9 0
1950 6 6 0
1951 12 7 5
1952 9 9 0
1953 15 10 5
1954 9 9 0
1955 13 5 8
1956 17 9 8
1957 22 16 6
1958 28 15 13
1959 22 13 9
1960 34 22 12
1961 36 24 12
1962 33 16 17
1963 28 18 10
1964 25 13 12
1965 34 17 17
1966 24 16 8
1967 31 16 15
1968 26 13 13
1969 36 20 16
1970 50 23 27
1971 44 24 20
1972 40 25 15
1973 56 35 21
1974 41 27 14
1975 60 39 21
1976 54 42 12
1977 52 36 16
1978 56 40 16
1979 101 82 19
1980 91 72 19
1981 93 70 23
1982 109 81 28
1983 92 65 27
1984 100 72 28
1985 94 66 28
1986 103 62 41
1987 98 67 31
1988 103 75 28
1989 127 85 42
1990 128 83 45
1991 135 98 37
1992 115 81 34
1993 133 101 32
1994 111 92 19
1995 135 108 27
1996 138 127 11
1997 119 100 19
1998 168 140 28
1999 221 212 9
2000 224 204 20
2001 193 171 22
2002 212 192 20
2003 235 212 23
2004 285 265 20
2005 230 213 17
2006 200 192 8
2007 196 185 11
2008 190 179 11
2009 167 157 10
2010 245 229 16
2011 386 369 17
2012 370 353 17
2013 352 337 15
2014 286 276 10
2015 232 217 15
2016 196 179 17
2017 147 131 16
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity of Bryn as a first name

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Popularity of Bryn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bryn U.S.
  White 90.49% 64.26%
  African American 2.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bryn

People with the last name Bryn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bryn

  • How Popular is the name Bryn? Bryn is the 2,901st most popular name of all time. As a last name Bryn was the 69,170th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bryn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,790 babies born with the first name Bryn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bryn 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 Bryn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Bryn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bryn is Sunday, December 11th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Bryn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bryn was in 2011 with a total of 369 babies.
  • Random Bryn Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bryn is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Bryn: Your name in reverse order is Nyrb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rbny. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bryn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 284 people with the last name Bryn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bryn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bryn as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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