Origin:British
Popularity:880
Meaning:Meeting place by the bridge
Bristol is a gender-neutral name of Old English origin meaning “meeting place by the bridge.” It is derived from the Old English word brycgstow meaning “place at the bridge”—a reference to the bridge built over the River Avon in England around 1000 CE, where modern-day Bristol is located. Historically, the city of Bristol was a prosperous medieval trading town, a fact which rings true to this day. Bristol is a perfect option for parent with an affinity for unique place names.

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