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The baby boy name Brian is of Irish origin. Brian meaning, Brian popularity, Brian hieroglyphics, Brian numerology, and other interesting facts.

The name Brian is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Brian is "strong, honorable".  

It is also of Celtic and origin, where its meaning is "".

Brian is generally used as a boy's name. It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Bri-an.

In the U.S. in 2012, it ranked 139 in popular baby names for boys with 2804 occurrences.  It ranked 9759 in popular baby names for girls with 11 occurrences. 

View the Brian Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Brian has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Brian to other names.


Variants of the name Brian include Briann, Brion, Bryan, Bryon.

The names Breana, Breann, Breanna, Breanne, Briana, Brianna, Brianne, Brigh are all forms of Brian.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Brian Boru, Brian Keith, Brian Piccolo, Brian Urlacher.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Brian in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Brian in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Brian in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Brian Numerology page.

Brian Numerology
Brian in Hieroglyhics
Brian in Nautical Flags
Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.

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