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The first name 

Briar is a first name for all genders. The name is given about equally often as boys and girls name.

Briar – well-known but still special!

Few children have been named Briar in recent years. Although it is used several times each year, only approximately 16 out of 100,000 children are currently called Briar. Whether you’re a boy or a girl, you will most likely be the only person with the special name Briar at your school. In our SmartGenius ranking, Briar is number *** on the list of most common first names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Briar.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Briar mean?

The name Briar comes from the English word for a grouping of thorny plants. It is a natural sounding name, that is in use only since the 2010s.

The word briar.. goes back to Old English 'brēr' for 'briar' or 'bramble'.

Briar has 5 letters 
and begins with a B

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter B is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for given names: 3.7% of all common first names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of given names, by the way, are A, J and K, while U, X and Q are the least common initials of first names.

With five letters, the name Briar is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that with 3.7%, B as the first letter in given names is almost as common as all 26 letters on average.

Other names with 
B, r, i, a and r

If you take all the letters in the name Briar – B, r, i, a and r – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Barri or Arbri.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Briar

If your name is Briar and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Briar

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Briar, you can simply say:






This is how the name Briar is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Briar in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Briar

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Briar is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Briar

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Briar sounds like this: