Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Brice m. Of uncertain origin, but possibly related to Gaulish Briccus, *Brikkos, from Proto-Celtic *brikkos 'speckled'.

The name of a 5th C saint.

In Scotland, Bricius was sometimes used as a Latinization of Maol Brigdhe and Giolla Brigdhe.

Brabant
Latin
1312 Bricius (nom) JeanIII p. 22
England
Latin
1189 Bricius (nom) GASurv p. 122, Britius (nom) ibid. p. 168
Early Modern English
1570 Brice BUmar-vol2 p. 116
France
Latin
1058 Bricius (nom) StVdM-II 694; 1179 Briccius (nom) clairvaux-12thc 181, Brictius (nom) ibid. 176; 1378 Bricio (dat) hanquetvol1 37
Hungary
Latin
1306 Briccy (gen) Slíz p. 68x69, s.n. Briccius; 1322 Briccius (nom) ibid. p. 69, s.n. Briccius; 1323 Briccio (abl) ibid. p. 69, s.n. Briccius; 1324 Briccii (gen) ibid. p. 69, s.n. Briccius; 1332x1337 Briccius (nom) ibid. p. 69, s.n. Briccius; 1339 Briccius (nom) ibid. p. 69, s.n. Briccius
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Bricius (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 5
Scotland
Latin
1376 Bricii (gen) morton-vol1 16
Cite as: M. Slíz, S.L. Uckelman. "Brice". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Brice.