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Pronunciation

braɪən

Origin

English

Meaning

This is the Americanized spelling of the classic Irish name Brian. Bryan, sometimes spelt Bryon, is derived from the Old Celtic word “brigh”, meaning “noble” or “strong”. Despite its years in circulation in English-speaking countries, it’s still a top name choice for baby boys in its native Ireland. If you’re into names ringing with regal pride, Bryan could be the right pick for your baby boy!

Rank in the year 2015

Bryan was ranked #296 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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