Bryan name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Celtic
Usage: English, German, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Bryan bry-in
Meaning: Honorable, Form of Brian, Strength, Noble, Virtuous, Hill, Esteem, Consideration and The Exalted
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What does Bryan mean?

Meaning of Bryan is Honorable, Form of Brian, Strength, Noble, Virtuous, Hill, Esteem, Consideration or The Exalted is originated from Celtic aimed at both sexes is used mainly in Swedish, Finnish, Danish, German, Norwegian and English.

Bryan is variant form of prominent Brian. Brian is resultant of Briac. Brian's meaning is Hill Place, Virtuous and Noble has its origin in Celtic. Bryan is resulted from Briac. Preeminent and Evergreen Briac's origin is Celtic, meaning of Briac is "Consideration and Esteem"..

The name is celebrated on Dec.

How do I pronounce Bryan?

The two syllabled name Bryan is pronounced, bry-in.

Variants of Bryan

Brian, Brain, Briananthony

Names that rhyme with Bryan

How popular is the name Bryan?

Bryan was a very popular name in United States. Over 382894 babies have been named Bryan since 1883. When at the peak of its usage in 1977, 8719 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 42nd position.

However after 189 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still going strong on charts. Moreover, the given name has been to the top 50 baby names 16 times Also, Bryan was a popular name in France.

Over 24200 babies have been given the moniker in 58 years. When at its peak in 1997, 1661 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 48th position. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 58 years.

Moreover, the first name has been to the top 50 baby names 1 times

Bryan is common in Belgium where over 3665 new-borns have been given the name since 1995.

Currently the moniker is on a rise, in 2000, it ranked 22nd when 321 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. Bryan is a familiar baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 500 names.

In 2005, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 442 on boy names chart when 89 babies were given the name Bryan. Over 1283 people have been named Bryan in England and Wales.

Also, in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and was able to reach the top 100 names. In 1985, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 78 on boy names chart when 92 babies were given the name Bryan.

Over 2229 babies in Ireland have been named Bryan. Also, in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 100 names. In 2001, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 94 on boy names chart when 81 babies were given the name Bryan.

Over 1166 people have been named Bryan in Switzerland. Also, in Netherlands, in just 5 years, it has made it to the top 300 names. Recently in 2016, 73 babies were given Bryan and it reached its peak ranking, 221 on boy names chart.

There are over 276 babies that have been given the name Bryan in Netherlands. Also, during its short run of just 2 years in New South Wales, it had made it to the top 100 names.

In 1962, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 92 on boy names chart when 69 babies were given the name Bryan. There are over 135 babies that have been given the name Bryan in New South Wales.

Bryan is a unique baby name in Queensland during its short run, it been to the top 100 names. In 1962, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 94 on boy names chart when 32 babies were named Bryan.

The given name is a rare baby name in New South Wales there is very thin chances of it still being given since it isn't seen since 1963. Over 135 babies in New South Wales have been named Bryan.

And also in Queensland. But Bryan is a popular baby name in Philippines where every 1 in 2000 have the name as well as in, England, Canada, Ecuador, Australia, Costa Rica, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Malaysia.

As per our estimate, over 640000 babies have been bestowed Bryan around the globe.

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Bryan in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Bryan

Your expression number reveals your kind heart. You would climb the highest rock if that's necessary to accomplish something you want badly. You are passionate when it comes to relationships but cool off too easily. Focus on what's important to you rather than focusing on making other people content. If letter N is your capstone in your name, you are driven by success, spirituality, personal growth and accomplishing impossible goals.

Other names similar to Bryan

  •  Fachtna has its origin in Celtic bestowed upon boys, Fachtna means "Angry"
  •  Jézebel has its origin in Celtic, Jézebel means "Lord or Generous"
  •  Llwyd - Notably used in English and Welsh, Llwyd is used as a boy name and is rooted from Celtic, meaning of Llwyd is "Legendary Son of Kil Coed or One with Gray Hair"
  •  Maïwen - The Maïwen has its origin in Celtic, Maïwen means "White or Happy"
  •  Kériane - The Kériane is rooted from Celtic, Kériane means "Fight"
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Sibling Names for Bryan

Choosing a name for your bundle of joy can be an exciting yet daunting task. If you've decided to name your baby boy Bryan, you're on the right track! But what about his siblings? Here are some unique and trendy names that go perfectly with Bryan.

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Famous people named Bryan

  • Bryan Cowgill, British television executive
  • Bryan Dawe, is as an Australian writer
  • Bryan Sykes, Fellow of Wolfson College
  • Bryan Clough, English writer
  • Bryan D. White, younger son of George White and he joined the Loyal Order of Moose in Britain
  • Bryan Glazer, is part of the Glazer family,
  • Bryan Barber, music video and motion picture director
  • Bryan Pearce, British painter
  • Bryan Edwards, English politician and historian born in Westbury
  • Bryan Patrick Beirne, Irish entomologist who emigrated to Canada in 1949
  • Bryan Waddle, veteran New Zealand-born sports broadcaster
  • Bryan Higgins, Irish natural philosopher in chemistry
  • Bryan Murray, Irish actor
  • Bryan brothers, are identical twin brothers Robert Charles "Bob" Bryan and Michael Carl "Mike" Bryan
  • Bryan Westwood, Australian artist
  • Bryan Young, Whig U.S. Representative
  • Bryan Gordon, American television and film director
  • Bryan Brandenburg, American author
  • Bryan Wynter, was one of the St
  • Bryan MacMahon, former Judge of the Irish High Court and the author of textbooks on Irish law
  • Bryan Johanson, American classical guitarist & composer
  • Bryan Nesbitt, {{cite web
  • Bryan Robertson, English curator and arts manager described by 'Studio International' as "the greatest Director the Tate Gallery never had"
  • Bryan Johnson, (18 July 1926 – 18 October 1995{{cite book
  • Bryan Cullen, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Bryan Bracey, American former basketball player
  • Bryan Bowers, American autoharp player
  • Bryan John Birch, British mathematician
  • Bryan Berg, American professional "cardstacker"
  • Bryan Smyth, Irish singer, television presenter, actor
  • Bryan Appleyard, British journalist and author
  • Bryan Baker, former NASCAR driver
  • Bryan Kelly, composer whose compositions include evening canticles
  • Bryan Thompson, automotive and freelance designer
  • Bryan MacMahon, Irish playwright, novelist and short story writer
  • Bryan Lunney, American aerospace engineer and former NASA flight director
  • Bryan Swanson, Chief News Reporter at Sky Sports News
  • Bryan Hipp, extreme metal guitarist
  • Bryan Stone, American theologian
  • Bryan Carbis, former ice speed skater from Great Britain,
  • Bryan Wharton, internationally renowned photo-journalist and British photographer
  • Bryan Wiedmeier, American National Football League executive
  • Bryan Lewis, Canadian municipal politician and a former referee and Director of Officiating for the National Hockey League
  • Bryan Saulpaugh, American racecar driver
  • Bryan Ansell, British role-playing and war game designer
  • Bryan D. O'Connor, retired United States Marine Corps Colonel and former NASA astronaut
  • Bryan Clarke, British Professor of genetics
  • Bryan Magee, British philosopher, broadcaster, politician
  • Bryan Gaensler, Australian astronomer and former Young Australian of the Year
  • Bryan Reynolds, American critical theorist, performance theorist
  • Bryan Ferry, English singer and songwriter
  • Bryan Adams, Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer
  • Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne, heir to part of the Guinness family brewing fortune
  • Bryan Procter, English poet
  • Bryan Talbot, British comics artist and writer


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  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
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