Bryan Name Meaning & Origin

Bryan

Pronunciation: BRIY-ən (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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Bry, B, Bry-Bry, Bry-Guy

Meanings and history of the name Bryan

The name "Bryan" is thought to be derived from an Old Celtic language word meaning "high", or "noble".

Famous real-life people named Bryan

Bryan Adams, Canadian rock musician
Bryan Ferry, English musician
Bryan Singer, American film director, producer and screenwriter.
Bryan White, American country music artist.
Bryan Cranston, American actor.
Bryan Fuller, creator of TV's "Pushing Daisies".
Bryan Brown, Australian actor.

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