Had a request for some Scandinavian names. And because there are three different kingdoms that make up the region of Scandinavia, I decided to take these next few Name posts into three themes. Today's comprises of Norwegian names!
Usage: Norwegian, Ancient Scandinavian
Pronunciation: brinn-YAR, brien-YAR (possibly)
Meaning & History
Derived from the Old Norse elements bryn "armour" and arr "warrior."
Feminine form of Camillus, meaning unknown. This was the given name of a legendary warrior maiden of the Volsci, as told by Virgil in the "Aeneid." It gained popularity in the English-speaking world thanks to Fanny Burney's novel "Camilla" (1796).