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Origin and Meaning of Bryony

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  • According to a user from Zimbabwe, the name Bryony is of English origin and means "Perennial Herb. Herb that heals all diseases without fail. It never fails".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bry"o*ny
The common name of several cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Bryonia. The root of Bryonia alba rough bryony or white bryony) and of Bryonia dioica is a strong, irritating cathartic.

Etymology: L. bryonia, Gr. brywni`a, fr. bry`ein to swell, esp. of plants

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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

From Latin bryōnia (“bryony”), from Ancient Greek βρυωνία (bruōnía, “bryony”).

  1. A perennial herb, of genus Bryonia, especially the common wild species, Bryonia dioica.

Notable Persons Named Bryony

Bryony Hannah is an actress.


Bryony Gordon is a journalist and memoirist. Bryony was born on July 5th, 1980 in London.


Bryony Afferson is an actress and musician. Bryony was born on March 9th, 1983 in Barnsley.


Bryony was born on April 28th, 1983.


Bryony was born on March 30th, 1981.


Bryony Lund is an athlete for the Harleston Magpies Hockey Club.


Fun Facts about the name Bryony

  • How Popular is the name Bryony? Bryony is the 26,043rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Bryony have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 213 babies born with the first name Bryony in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bryony 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 Bryony? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Bryony born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bryony was in 1977 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Bryony Factoid: According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bryony is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1982.
  • Weird things about the name Bryony: Your name in reverse order is Ynoyrb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ynryob. 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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