US Popularity:1026
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.

Bristol Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Bristol is currently #3089 on The Bump
Boy:Bristol is currently #1717 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Bristol is currently #2111 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Bristol is currently #1026 in U.S. births
Boy:Bristol is currently #7327 in U.S. births
Girl:Bristol is currently #527 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 13
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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