Meaning:
Thorned Shrub

Origin:
English

Courageous, Attractive, Determined

The Kestrel

The meaning of the name Briar is “Thorned Shrub”. An English name made famous by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, in which the beauty’s real name was ‘Briar Rose’.

I can imagine this name on a modern day flower child, it reminds me of names Blair, Wren, Amaia and Brenna.