Meaning and Origin of: Brice

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Swift
  • English : Son of a nobleman

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Son of a nobleman

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • French, English, and Scottish : from a personal name of Celtic origin (Latinized as Bri(c)tius, Bric(c)ius, or Brixius), which was borne by a 5th-century saint who succeeded St. Martin as bishop of Tours. Consequently, it became a popular given name in France and Germany in the early Middle Ages. It was imported to England and Scotland by the Normans.
  • Welsh : Anglicized form of the patronymic ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ (see Reese).