Baby Name Poll Results
Briar vs. Girl? vs. Boy?
Hello! I had my little girl two weeks ago and I called her Briar. Today I went on this site and I noticed another woman’s poll using the name Briar on a boy. I thought Briar was primarily a boys name? With the whole "Briar Rose" Sleeping beauty theme. My daughters name is Briar Esmé by the way! But what do you think? Do you think boy or girl when you hear the name? (Ps when I made my poll back a few months ago no one commented that Briar was also used on boys, so up until now I was completely clueless) Thankyou!
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****Primarily a girls name, sorry I made a mistake there! x
It is used on both sexes, but is more popular on boys. In 2012 104 girls were named Briar while 188 boys were.
I think technically it is unisex but more commonly used on girls now.
Boy for me.
I think it is much better suited to a girl than it is to a boy, and quite frankly I think it looks a bit stupid on a boy.
Gonna have to go with Girl for this one!
Well it’s unisex technically, but it is definitely a thousand times better on a girl! Congratulations on your daughter
I think someone voted more than once... no way there’s 17 people on here right now. Anyway. I think its okay for both, but I slightly prefer boy because it sounds for masculine to me.
It is technically unisex. Personally I think it sounds more masculine. In the story Sleeping Beauty the faeries renamed her Briar Rose but they only ever called her Rose, and her true name was Aurora so it doesn’t feel girly to me at all.
I think you have to ask which continent... north america is always ahead, so GIRL in U.S.A..
Definitely a boy name for me. Sounds pretty masculine imo.
Definitely a girl! Makes me cringe the thought of someone calling their son briar
I adore briar on a girl -- hate it for a boy
I never knew it was used for boys.
DEFINITELY A GIRL!!! That should go without saying
I think it works fine for both gender. Also people need to stop voting more than once, there’s not that many people on here right now...
I’ve never heard it on a boy before and also it sounds mostly girly if I’m saying it right so girl
I think it’s one of those names which are unisex but only because enough people have stupidly named their sons a girls name. If you want briar for a boy, go for Brian! Girl wins the vote for me
Historically a boys name, but works for either. I don’t really like it to be honest though.
Girl for me
I’ve only ever heard Briar used as a girl’s name. It just sounds feminine to me, probably because most other plant names are used as girl names...Brian could be used for a boy.
Agreed. Might want to come back later poll poster. Looks like some people may be influencing your votes, sorry. There’s definitely NOT for 40 people on here.
A briar is basically a thorn bush. That doesn’t seem specifically girly to me.
The only Briar I know is a boy. I think it’s okay on a girl but I much prefer it on a boy.
I like it best for a girl but I guess it’s alright for a boy....
I think it’s hideous and extremely harsh on a boy or a girl.
Nothing feminine about it. For a girl it’s ugly... No femininity! Briar... Bry-er... How manly! What’s feminine about this name? I don’t get it. Tatum is like that too... It’s not meant for girls! So bad! Boy boy boy boy boy... Tom boy for sure!
Not a huge fan of it to be honest, but I believe it works on both a girl and boy.
It screams girl to me
I love the name Briar. I prefer it on a girl.
Its used more commonly on boys than girls, so I’d say boy. And I agree with what a few other have said, it’s just sounds masculine to me. I don’t think it horrible for a girl, just not a fan.
I think of it as either, but I like it on a girl!
BOY name. imo shouldn’t even be a name though. Ugly word.
Okay, without a personal vote from myself, I read down through all the comments, did not count those who did not agree either or but said they didn’t like it regardless, didn’t help what I was doing, and wrote down each comment saying whether the name was for a boy or girl with a tally mark.
Girls got 22 and boys got 10.
Now personally, again without influencing the numbers, I think it can go for both, just put either a very masculine or feminine middle name after it and it becomes whatever gender you want it to be for.
It sounds very girly to me, but maybe that’s because my first thought is always Briar Rose from Sleeping Beauty.
I agree girl and sleeping Beauty
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