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1.2m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Brian

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: High, noble
  • #31 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
375k Bryan (English)
242k Brianna (Irish)
91k Briana (Irish)
20k Brianne (American)
1k Bryanne (American)
< 1k Breahna (American)

How popular is the name "Brian" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1909505
1911707
1912606
191314014
191411011
191521021
191617017
191714014
191812012
191914014
192032032
192134034
192231031
192335035
192438038
192559059
192648048
192774074
19281060106
19291110111
193091091
193195095
19321200120
19331500150
19341870187
19352540254
19363440344
19375190519
19386090609
19398080808
19401,01101,011
19411,12301,123
19421,52101,521
19431,960101,950
19441,95301,953
19451,99651,991
19462,59482,586
19473,461123,449#95 boy name
19483,36463,358#95 boy name
19493,86063,854#86 boy name
19504,45654,451#79 boy name
19515,11085,102#74 boy name
19525,752135,739#64 boy name
19536,662106,652#54 boy name
19548,096128,084#48 boy name
195510,1292310,106#40 boy name
195614,6702014,650#33 boy name
195717,5332617,507#26 boy name
195819,3003919,261#24 boy name
195920,7783920,739#22 boy name
196022,0535322,000#20 boy name
196122,5943922,555#20 boy name
196223,3046023,244#20 boy name
196324,1815524,126#20 boy name
196424,2656324,202#20 boy name
196524,6307124,559#19 boy name
196627,3648927,275#14 boy name
196728,76810428,664#10 boy name
196830,05510529,950#10 boy name
196931,83813031,708#9 boy name
197032,09114831,943#8 boy name
197132,80015032,650#9 boy name
197236,49817136,327#8 boy name
197335,87716035,717#8 boy name
197434,60313834,465#8 boy name
197530,75915130,608#8 boy name
197630,68915430,535#8 boy name
197732,67918132,498#8 boy name
197829,62217129,451#9 boy name
197928,82615928,667#10 boy name
198028,89117328,718#12 boy name
198126,74414626,598#14 boy name
198225,97714725,830#14 boy name
198326,21615626,060#14 boy name
198424,86414824,716#17 boy name
198523,18913723,052#18 boy name
198621,15814221,016#20 boy name
198720,47612620,350#20 boy name
198819,64712619,521#22 boy name
198918,1677018,097#24 boy name
199016,9695116,918#27 boy name
199114,9564814,908#30 boy name
199214,1424214,100#31 boy name
199312,5874412,543#34 boy name
199411,6793611,643#37 boy name
199511,0405310,987#36 boy name
199610,5002910,471#36 boy name
19979,756249,732#37 boy name
19989,168259,143#41 boy name
19998,825208,805#43 boy name
20008,984308,954#43 boy name
20018,312168,296#46 boy name
20028,100198,081#51 boy name
20037,687207,667#59 boy name
20047,367427,325#59 boy name
20056,938246,914#63 boy name
20066,51186,503#72 boy name
20076,095226,073#81 boy name
20085,26295,253#87 boy name
20094,65464,648#94 boy name
20103,77083,762
20113,23553,230
20122,820112,809
20132,64152,636
20142,51002,510

Want to know about the populiarty of Brian? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,162,528 babies born with the name Brian in the United States. That's more than enough Brians to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1909 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Brian" was in 1972 with a total of 36,327 babies. (That's a lot of baby Brians)

According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brian" ranks #15 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 1,021 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1965. Across the entire United States a total of 24,630 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Brian" mean?

Brian (Irish): High, noble

The name "Brian" is of Irish origin and it means "High, noble". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 14 other names that are similar to this one.

B is for brilliance, your vivacity for life.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nairb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Anirb". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Brian popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Brian in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Brian

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is a singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and actor specializing in industrial metal, industrial rock, alternative metal, and shock rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Marilyn was born in 1969 as Brian Hugh Warner in Canton, Ohio, U.S.

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Brian Williams

Brian was born in 1959 as Brian Douglas Williams in Middletown Township, New Jersey, U.S.

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Brian Austin Green

Brian Austin Green is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Brian was born in 1973 as Brian Green in Van Nuys, California, U.S.

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Brian Bosworth

Brian Bosworth is a NFL player. Brian was born in 1965 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson is a musician and singer-songwriter specializing in hard rock, rock and roll, blues rock, glam rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1971 to present. Brian was born in 1947 as Brian Johnson in Dunston, England, UK.

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Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson is a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer specializing in rock, pop, and art rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1961 to present. Brian was born in 1942 as Brian Douglas Wilson in Inglewood, California, United States.

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Past life for Brian born Aug 6, 1938

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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