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Pronunciation

braɪən

Origin

English, Irish

Meaning

This inter-generational favorite travelled to Ireland from Brittany in north-western France. Brian is still highly popular in Ireland, largely thanks to King Brian Boru who ruled in the 1100s. While Brian is widely used in English-speaking countries, you have a plethora of variations to help add a contemporary twist: Bryan, Brion, Bryon or even the Icelandic Brjann could be exciting alternatives!

Rank in the year 2015

Brian was ranked #334 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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