~ Bree ~

Origin: Irish

Meaning:  Strength or exalted one

Irish names fascinate me, and this lovely girl’s name is no exception!  I’m not usually a fan of names that are so short, but I like the sound of this one.

My favorite use of the name in literature is the name of a place in The Lord of the Rings, and the only other reference listed here that I’m familiar with is the name of a horse in C.S. Lewis’ The Horse and His Boy (another lovely book!).

As much as I enjoy Brie cheese, I wouldn’t dare change the spelling–that would just be cruel.