Bryan - boys name

Bryan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 86%

Bryan name meaning:

The name Bryan is an English variant of the name Brian, which originated from Irish and Gaelic roots. The name Bryan is derived from the Irish name "Brian," which means "strength" or "virtuous." It is derived from the Old Celtic word "bre," meaning "hill," and the word "rĂ­," meaning "king." Therefore, the name Bryan can be interpreted to mean "strong ruler" or "noble leader."

People with the name Bryan are often described as ambitious, determined, and confident individuals. They tend to possess strong leadership qualities and are driven to succeed in their endeavors. They are known for their strength of character and their ability to inspire and motivate others.

The name Bryan has been popular for centuries and has been bestowed upon many notable individuals in various fields, such as literature, music, and sports. Overall, the name Bryan represents a powerful and influential persona, one who possesses both physical and mental strength, and exhibits leadership qualities that can make a lasting impact on the world.

Origin: Celtic

Form of Brian. The strong.

Related names

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

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Overall UK ranking: 659 out of 4789

55 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Bryan

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