Gender: Feminine
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: “breeze”

Originally a short form of Briseida, (a Spanish form of the Greek, Briseis), the name is now used in reference to the Spanish word for breeze.

It is also the name of a northeasterly wind which blows on the Coast of South America and which blows from the north on Puerto Rico during the trade wind season. In the Philippines, it is the name of a northeasterly monsoon.

Currently, Brisa is the 463rd most popular female name in the United States, (2010).