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Popularity
1.2m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Brian

Gender: Boy. Ranked #31 most popular

Similar Names
375k Bryan (English)
242k Brianna (Irish)
91k Briana (Irish)
20k Brianne (American)
1k Bryanne (American)
< 1k Breahna (American)

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 beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

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

I is for impress, for impress you will.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

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 "Nraib". 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.

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



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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 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brian" is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 75 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of 2,510 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Brian

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is a singer-songwriter, musician, poet, actor, and painter with the most prominent portion of their 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 their 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 Cox

Brian was born in 1946.

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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 with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1971 to present. Brian was born in 1947 as Brian Johnson in Dunston, England, UK.

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Past life for Brian born Feb 28, 2013

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 Sumatra approximately on 1400. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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