Quick Facts on Brisa
- Greek, Spanish
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Brisa
Brisa is from the Spanish and Portuguese word for “breeze”. It is also believed to be derived from the name Briseis who was a mythological character in Homer’s Iliad about the Trojan War. She was the beautiful and clever princess of a Trojan-allied Greek city invaded by the Greek army. During the assault her family and husband were killed and she was taken as a war prize to be Achilles’ mistress. Captor and slave fell in love, but the commander of the Greek army Agamemnon came a-callin’ and demanded to take Briseis for himself (after he was compelled to give up his own war prize, Chryseis, under the threat of the god Apollo). As a result, Briseis became the centerpiece of a disastrous quarrel between the two Greek heroes – Achilles the great warrior and Agamemnon the commander-in-chief. A bloody duel is avoided thanks to the intercession of the goddess Athena, and Achilles is forced to turn over his beloved concubine. The dispute over Briseis serves to provide the background for Achilles’ rage and his subsequent refusal to go back into battle (although he eventually returned to battle to avenge his friend Patroclus’ death at the hands of Hector). He also gets the beautiful Briseis back “unspoiled” (meaning Agamemnon never had sex with her). So apparently all ends well for these two Greek lovers.
Popularity of the Name Brisa
Brisa is not a particularly popular name anywhere in the western world, and in the United States, it only first appeared on the female naming charts in the year 2000. So we’d say that Brisa appears to be a 21st century coinage. It’s also not clear if parents are finding this name appealing due to the Greek mythological figure or for the Spanish vocabulary word. In either case, both origins are interesting from a naming perspective. What we do know is that this name jumped onto the American charts with a vengeance. She entered at a respectable position of #482. While this is by no means a popular position, debuting at low-moderate levels of usage out of nowhere is still impressive. Although we have to say that the name doesn’t seem to know where to go from here. It jumps up and down the charts on a year-by-year basis. Brisa is akin to names like Briana or Bria – just a new and interesting variation to consider. It has an easy “breezy” sound to it. It’s different and not over-used. Apparently a type of woman men like to fight over. Shouldn’t we all be so flattered?
Popularity of the Girl Name Brisa
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Brisa
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Brisa
Daughter of Troy (Sarah B. Franklin) Subtitled: A Magnificent Saga of Courage, Betrayal, Devotion, and Destiny. The rightful-born queen of Lyrnessos, Briseis watched helplessly from the battlements as her husband and brothers were crushed by the invincible army of King Agamemnon. Taken into slavery, the proud, beautiful seer became the prize of Prince Achilles, the conquering Greeks' mightiest hero. But passion forged chains stronger than any iron, binding the hearts of captive and captor with a love that knew no equal, and when Troy fell, great Achilles promised his beloved Briseis would reign at his side as queen of Thessaly. Yet the jealousy of a ruthless king and the whims of the capricious deities would deny the lovers their happiness. As the flames of war rose higher around them, the prophetess vowed to save the beloved warrior for whom her dark gift foretold doom -- even if it meant defying the gods themselves.
Popular Songs on Brisa
Brisa - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Brisa.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Brisa
Brisa's Tales (Naj's Tears) - “As long as I have the pearl, my dear, I’ll also have my wish.” A wicked wish, a witch’s curse, trapped Naj forever in an enchanted stream. The bravery of a little girl is his only hope for freedom, a little girl whose autumn day walk becomes a quest to rescue her new found friend. Kindle edition. Recommended for ages unknown.
Famous People Named Brisa
Famous People Named Brisa - Brisa Roché (singer/songwriter)
Children of Famous People Named Brisa
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Brisa - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Brisa.
Brisa - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Brisa - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Brisa.
Personality of the Girl Name Brisa
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.
Variations of the Baby Name - Brisa