Other Origin(s):Irish, Spanish
Meaning:Hill; Tar; Noble
Brea is an idyllic landscape-inspired name from Old English, meaning “hill.” This feminine title was a habitational name for families who lived on or near a hill, possibly derived from the Welsh and Cornish bre. Brea is also a Spanish word for “tar,” famously known for the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. Sometimes spelled as Bria, Brea may stem from Brian, a masculine Irish name meaning “noble.” Regardless of which origin inspires you, there’s no denying Brea’s beautiful charm—something baby is sure to carry with pride.
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