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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Son of a nobleman

What does Bryson mean and stand for?

The name Bryson is of English origin and means "son of Brice" or "son of a nobleman." It derives from the English surname Bryson.

Syllables: 2

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Bryson

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : patronymic from the personal name Brice, Gaelic (Gille) Bhris ‘(servant of) (Saint) Bricius’ (see Brice).
  • Irish (Donegal) : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Briosáin, an altered version of Ó Muirgheasáin (see Morrissey).


According to Social Security Administration data, Bryson has been fairly popular, only recently falling from the top 100 in 2019, where it had been since 2015. Since then, Bryson's popularity has been steadily decreasing.

However, it is the 5th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Bryson was at its peak popularity in September 2020.

Bryson was originally a surname before recently becoming more popular as a given name. Notable Brysons include Bryson Graham, Bryson Tiller, and Bryson Fonville. Actress NeNe Leakes has also chosen the name for her son.

Where is it Popular?

Bryson was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Bryson

  • Bry
  • Bryce
  • Son
  • Sonny

Pairs well with these middle names



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