Meaning and Origin of: Bree

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Thin broth
  • Irish : Resolute, strong

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish (Counties Sligo and Mayo) : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breaghaigh ‘descendant of Breagha’, a byname meaning ‘hill dweller’, from brí ‘hill’, ‘height’, genitive breagh.
  • Dutch : nickname for a well-built man, from Middle Dutch breet ‘broad’.
  • Jewish : unexplained.