Briar Name Meaning & Origin
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Briar is an English word that means, a thorned shrub. But, usually, Briar is thought of in reference to "The Briar Rose," a Brothers Grimm fairy tale that we know today by the name "Sleeping Beauty." Briar Rose is the name given to the sleeping princess because she is the Rose encased in the castle surrounded by Briar.
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Briar Rose Christensen (b. 2014) - daughter of Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson
Briar Nolet ( Born in 1998 ) - Dancer, Actress and Model. Richelle on "The Next Step".
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As a nod to the Grimm Brothers fairy tale, in the Disney movie version of 'Sleeping Beauty' the princess Aurora is taken into hiding by her fairy godmothers and raised under the name Briar Rose, as an attempt to protect her from Maleficent's curse.