Brian: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Brian

Brian

Pronunciation: BRIY-in (key)

Origin of the name Brian:

Irish name of uncertain etymology. It is generally thought to be of Celtic origin, but its meaning is disputed. Some believe it to be derived from the root bri (force, strength), brîgh (valor, strength), or bruaich (a hill, steep, high). The name was introduced to different parts of England in the Middle Ages by Scandinavians from Ireland and by Bretons from Brittany. Var: Brien, Bryan. Short: Bri.

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Bri, Bri Bri, B-Ry, Brain, Bri Guy, Bri boy

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Gaelic for Strong One

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Brian Boru, Irish king
Brian Littrell, member of the Backstreet Boys
Brian McFadden, Irish singer
Brian Haley, American actor and stand-up comedian
Brian Haner, Jr., aka "Synyster Gates", lead guitarist of Avenged Sevenfold
Brian Haner, American musician and comedian
Brian Wilson, American singer/songwriter, leader of the Beach Boys
Brian Dennehy, American actor
Brian Jordan, retired NFL/MLB player
Brian Logan Dales, singer for The Summer Set dreams of being a horse
Brian Kenny, ESPN sportscaster
Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada (1984-1993)
Brian Regan, stand-up comedian
Brian Austin Green, American actor
Brian Schmidt, Australian astronomer and Nobel laureate in physics.
Brian McCann, MLB catcher for the Atlanta Braves.
Brian McKnight, singer-songwriter
Brian Banks, retired MLB player
Brian Johnson, contemporary worship leader
Brian Orakpo, American football linebacker for the Washington Redskins
Brian Urlacher, retired NFL player
Brian "Lou" Cotton, guitarist for the band We Came As Romans
Brian Williams, journalist and news anchor for NBC

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"Life of Brian", Monty Python movie.
Brian Griffin, the talking dog on the animated TV series Family Guy.
Bad Sir Brian Botany, the character in a poem of the same name by AA Milne, author of "Winnie the Pooh".
"Brian's Song", book and film based on the life of football player Brian Piccolo.

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