Brian - boys name

Brian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Brian name meaning:

The name Brian is of Celtic origin and has different meanings depending on the source. One interpretation is that it means "strength" or "strong one," derived from the Celtic word "brígh." This implies that boys named Brian are believed to possess physical or mental strength, resilience, and determination. Another interpretation suggests that Brian means "noble" or "high-born," stemming from the Celtic word "bre" or "brígh." This meaning implies that boys named Brian are considered to be of distinguished or noble lineage.

Additionally, the name Brian has gained popularity through various historical figures, such as the famous Irish high king Brian Boru. This association adds a sense of bravery, leadership, and charisma to the name. Overall, boys named Brian are often perceived as strong-willed individuals with qualities of strength, nobility, or both.

Origin: Celtic

The strong.

Related names

Brian , Breanna , Breen, Briann, Brianna , Briannah, Brianne , Briannon, Briano, Brien, Brienna , Brienne , Brion, Bryan , Bryana, Bryann, Bryanna , Bryanne, Bryon

Other boys names beginning with B


Overall UK ranking: 501 out of 4789

79 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (477)

Historical popularity of Brian

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