Quick Facts on Brielle
- American, Hebrew
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Woman of God, exalted one
Characteristics of Brielle
Etymology & Historical Origin - Brielle
It is difficult to determine the origin of the name Brielle. For one, it could be a contracted form of the name Gabrielle (which means ‘woman of God’ in Hebrew). It could also be a fanciful version of the name Brie which comes from a French district of the same name, famous for the production of soft cheeses, from the Latin “bracia” meaning ‘marshland.’ Thirdly, Brielle could also be modeled after the Irish name Bríghe (itself a contracted form of Brighid/Bridget) meaning ‘the exalted one.’ It is most likely that Brielle developed from both Gabrielle and as a more flowery version of the name Bree – and in both cases the etymological source is essentially derived from the same place meaning ‘exalted.’ Brielle is also a place in the Netherlands as well as a township in New Jersey (incidentally named after the same Brielle in the Netherlands, which is a very old, fortified town). Its name is derived from the Celtic word “brogilo” meaning ‘closed area,’ ‘marshland’ or ‘hunting grounds.’
Popularity of the Name Brielle
Brielle only first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1991, so it’s a relatively new coinage. When Brianna became an ϋber-trendy girl’s name in the early 1990s, it seems that American parents countered with a new and lesser-used variant, Brielle (swapping the suffix “anna” with the equally feminine “elle”). Brielle has had some success on the charts in the past 20 years, increasing about 750 positions. It is now a Top 200 favorite which is quite impressive. Like the name Arielle, Brielle is light and breezy, soft like the wind. It has a distinct modern-day prettiness rather than the old-fashioned elegance of names like Isabella and Sophia. Brielle is for the parents who prefer contemporary fashions over historical significance. You could name your daughter Gabrielle and use the pet form Brielle in everyday use, or you could just use Brielle and shorten it to Brie/Bree. The name has some flexibility from that perspective.
Popularity of the Girl Name Brielle
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Brielle
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Brielle
Brielle We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Brielle.
Popular Songs on Brielle
Brielle - a song by Sky Sailing
Children's Books on the Baby Name Brielle
The Stories of Bella And Brielle: The Beginning (Heather C. Riccardi) - The Stories of Bella and Brielle is nearly a true account of two very real and sweet kittens who were forced to grow on each other as their lives changed when they became "sisters". I hope you enjoy this furry tale of adoption as much as I have enjoyed Bella and Brielle bringing laughter and happiness to my own life, says the author. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Brielle
Famous People Named Brielle - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Brielle.
Children of Famous People Named Brielle
Famous People who Named their Daughter Brielle - Blair Underwood (actor); Kim Zolciak (reality TV)
Brielle - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Brielle - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Brielle.
Personality of the Girl Name Brielle
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Brielle