As a given name, it would be unusual in the US.
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I noticed this name in the novel "The Scarlet Letter" (the main character, Hester Prynne, and people called her Prynne).
Because it sounds like my Chinese name very much, I decided to pick this name as my English name.
I looked up this name in the dictionary, but it's a family name. Then I searched it in the babynames.com , and it's not in the name list.
So I hope someone can tell me whether it is a weird or an odd name. Thanks
Likewise in the UK.
Prynne is the family name and as such is not particularly unusual; the first name is Hester. Prynne would be very unusual as a first name but Hester is common enough.
Last edited by bhaisahab; 31-Aug-2014 at 20:31.
Thanks for your reply.
Is it OK to have the name "Brynn"? Prynne is unusual, but is it weird?
If 'Prynne' had been weird, Mike, bhaisahab and I would have said so.
Bryn (the Welsh word for 'hill') and its variants Brin, Brynn and Brynne are very common names for boys – especially in Wales.
EDIT: I've just discovered that Bryn (and presumably its variants) is also becoming popular as a girls' name as well (click on the underlined link to see my source).
Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Sep-2014 at 08:21.