Girl Baby Name

Brinley

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Quick Facts on Brinley

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, Welsh
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 504
Pronunciation:
BRIN-lee
Simple meaning:
Hill, mound

Characteristics of Brinley

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Brinley

Brinley is an Americanized respelling of Brynlee, also an American invention inspired by the masculine Welsh name Bryn. Bryn, in turn, comes from a Welsh word meaning “hill, mound”. The name was adopted by American parents for their daughters as Brynn and this eventually morphed into Brynlee and Brinley. Parents in the U.S. have a penchant for adding the “-lie”, “-lee” or “-lyn(n)” suffix to their female names. Marlee, Hailee, Caylee, Bailee, Kynlee are other such examples of these inventions or modifications to existing names with the cutesy “-lee” suffix. Brinley is the more straight-forward and less cutesy of the two, but Brynlee with the “y” just gives the name that added Celtic/Welsh flavor.

Popularity of the Name Brinley

Brinley followed Brynlee onto the charts one year later in 2009. So these are names which haven’t been in circulation enough to land a position on the charts until super recently. Both names have also been increasing in usage, although Brynlee is the preferred spelling. It’s probably only a matter of time before Brynlie or Brinleigh show up to the party. She has a lot of competition with names like Brylee and Braylee, too. Brinley is a pretty name; there’s no denying that. It just feels a little too playful, cutesy and modern. But that’s exactly what some American parents are after. Simple and sweet.
Popularity of the Girl Name Brinley
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Brinley

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Personality of the Girl Name Brinley

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

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