Bryson Name Meaning

A classic surname with modern styling, Bryson has been making strides in recent years. Like Carter and Logan, he easily transitions from last name to first, bringing with him a sense of sophistication.

The -son suffix has been trending for both boys and girls, with Jackson and Grayson Bryson’s more popular brothers with the style. Bryson is a fresh alternative, an unexpected pick with a catchy sound. Bryson is quite the unique pick, skirting the sound of many chart toppers while avoiding insane levels of popularity. Meaning “Brice’s son”, Bryson can also be used to honor a Bryan.

Unlike many trendy picks of today, Bryson escapes the trap of feeling childish. He has a maturity to him that’s hard to miss and comes with the adorable nickname of Bryce if you’re looking to shorten him. He’s also not that difficult to spell or pronounce, avoiding potential issues that some names may encounter.

Bryson may be mature, but that doesn’t mean he lacks boyish charm. He has a hint of mischief to him, right at home on an independent little one with a mind of his own. Energetic and full of life, little Bryson loves nothing more than filling the role of class clown or sports star.

Similar names include Branson, Braylon, and Tyson.

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Bryson Name Popularity

How popular is the name Bryson? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 1,243 14 0.0011%
1975 0 0%
1976 1,464 11 0.0009%
1977 1,370 14 0.001%
1978 1,214 19 0.0014%
1979 872 57 0.004%
1980 778 80 0.0055%
1981 766 83 0.0056%
1982 675 115 0.0077%
1983 655 121 0.0082%
1984 633 132 0.0089%
1985 623 151 0.0099%
1986 576 193 0.0128%
1987 579 202 0.0132%
1988 517 268 0.0172%
1989 541 270 0.0167%
1990 555 287 0.0173%
1991 501 355 0.0218%
1992 518 339 0.0212%
1993 479 396 0.0254%
1994 462 431 0.0281%
1995 419 500 0.0332%
1996 351 663 0.0443%
1997 348 704 0.0476%
1998 318 835 0.0558%
1999 278 1,032 0.0689%
2000 269 1,180 0.0772%
2001 248 1,326 0.088%
2002 230 1,444 0.0964%
2003 214 1,643 0.108%
2004 201 1,889 0.1239%
2005 195 1,956 0.1279%
2006 176 2,287 0.1461%
2007 179 2,305 0.1461%
2008 178 2,217 0.1434%
2009 152 2,592 0.1734%
2010 120 3,381 0.2346%
2011 98 3,925 0.2755%
2012 94 4,033 0.283%
2013 102 3,804 0.2672%
2014 119 3,400 0.2334%
2015 133 3,092 0.2125%
2016 94 4,341 0.3011%
2017 86 4,633 0.332%
2018 93 4,183 0.3045%
2019 102 3,598 0.2658%

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Names Like Bryson

If you like Bryson, you’ll love these other names like Bryson.


What names are diminutives of Bryson?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Bryson sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Bryson, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brice

Dotted

Welsh

Bryce

Speckled

English


What names are variants of Bryson?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Bryson.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brycen

Descendant of Brice

Welsh

Brysen

Descendant of Brice

Welsh

Brysin

Descendant of Brice

Welsh


What names sound like Bryson?

If you like how Bryson sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Bryson.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Branson

Son of Brand

English

Brian

High and noble

English

Bryan

High and noble

English

Bryant

A variant spelling of Briant.

English

Casen
Dyson

English

Grayson

Son of the steward

English

Greyson

Son of the steward

English

Jason

To heal

Greek

Kayson

Created name

American

Kyson

Son of Ky

English

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Parson

Clergyman

English

Person

Clergyman

English

Tennyson

Son of Dennis

English

Tyson

Firebrand

English


What names are similar to Bryson?

Find a name that’s like Bryson, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Beau

Handsome

French

Blake

Black or pale

English

Brantley

Fire

English

Camden

Valley

English

Daxton

From Dax, France

English

Jameson

Son of James

English

Maddox

Son of Madoc

Welsh

Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

Tristan

Sadness

Welsh

Weston

West town

English


Lists With Bryson

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Bryson.


Siblings of Bryson

Mamas with kids named Bryson also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brantley

Fire

English

Lexi

Defender of man

Greek

Jasper

Treasurer

English

Sophia

Wisdom

Greek

Kaiya

Forgiveness

Japanese

9 Comments

  1. i chose this name because my god mothers last name was bryson and she passes away. I thought i’d keep a little part of her always.

  2. It wasn’t very easy for me to pick his name I literally had notebook papers full of names as soon as I thought I’d found one that I liked I would choose a different one just to end up right back at the one that I started with which is what ended up happening in the end Bryson was the very first name that I had picked and I kept going back and forth I like it I don’t like it I like it I and don’t like it but in the end that’s why I ended up liking and I asked his dad for his opinion and he said that that’s what he liked so that’s what we went with pretty boring story

  3. Bryson is actually more popular than I expected but I still love it the same. It fits my son perfectly.

  4. We wanted something that was different, but not too different. And Bryson is definitely that.
    I love my son’s name it definitely fits him to a T. I do not like how common it’s becoming.

  5. I really just fell in love with the name bryson

  6. When my husband and I got married we lived in a town called Bryson City in western north carolina and we love it there we lived there for 6 years and decided to move so when we found out we was pregnant with a baby boy we decied to name our baby after our favorite place!

  7. Im not sure how we came up with the name i think my fiance did and then I just instintly loved it and we kinda just stuck with it throughout the whole pregnancy. When Bryson came out he looked like the name belonged peefectly to him. The only part I had a hard time with was a middle name. Plus you vsry rarely hear the Bryson around here. Those are my reasons for choosing Bryson Jeffrey.

  8. Bryson’s father and I agreed to find a name that our child wouldn’t be ashamed of and not too hard to spell. We also wanted a name where he wouldn’t be prejudged living in a predominantly black community as blacks.

  9. It came up on a baby name app and I knew a Bryce but not Bryson and I liked it with our son Brantley’s name

    I just like it a lot! Lol it’s xute at every stage of life


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