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; 1571 britii (gen) Reg-KirkElla p. 8
Early Modern English
1570 Brice BUmar-vol2 p. 116
Walloon
1590 Brixe RWC p. 13; 1592 Brice ibid. p. 23
France
Latin
1058 Bricius (nom) StVdM-II 694; 1179 Briccius (nom) clairvaux-12thc 181, Brictius (nom) ibid. 176; 1378 Bricio (dat) hanquetvol1 37
Middle French
1563 Brix RegPCC-1 p. 534
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; 1326 Bricio (abl) ibid. p. 69, s.n. Briccius; 1332x1337 Briccius (nom) ibid. p. 69, s.n. Briccius, Brixius (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 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Brice.