in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: High, noble
  • #302 All Time
  • #85 in 2014
Similar Names
1.2m Brian (Irish)
375k Bryan (English)
91k Briana (Irish)
20k Brianne (American)
1k Bryanne (American)
< 1k Breahna (American)

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

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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
19882,9752,96213#96 girl name
19894,0073,99512#77 girl name
19905,6875,6789#61 girl name
19916,5766,55818#51 girl name
19927,3097,29613#43 girl name
19938,7898,77118#32 girl name
199410,53910,51821#27 girl name
199511,89911,87920#21 girl name
199611,94111,92318#17 girl name
199712,02012,00713#17 girl name
199812,05812,04612#17 girl name
199912,42912,41019#14 girl name
200012,89112,87318#15 girl name
200111,79411,77420#18 girl name
200211,52711,51611#17 girl name
200310,60210,58022#17 girl name
20049,8509,79753#17 girl name
20059,3669,35412#20 girl name
20069,3749,36113#20 girl name
20078,8548,8459#22 girl name
20088,2658,25114#23 girl name
20097,3537,3458#24 girl name
20106,2746,2677#30 girl name
20115,1805,1737#45 girl name
20124,6334,6249#51 girl name
20133,8933,8849#71 girl name
20143,5823,5820#85 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Brianna? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 241,577 babies born with the name Brianna in the United States. That's more than enough Briannas to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1963 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Brianna" was in 2000 with a total of 12,873 babies. (That's a lot of baby Briannas)

According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brianna" ranks #29 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 626 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2011. Across the entire United States a total of 5,180 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Brianna popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Brianna" mean? The list below shows the origins of Brianna as well as things modernly associated with the name Brianna such as celebrities named Brianna.


Origin and Meaning of Brianna

The name "Brianna" is of Irish origin, and it means "High, noble". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Bella Twins

Bella Twins is a professional wrestler. Bella was born in 1983 as Brianna Monique Garcia-Colace (Brie)Nicole Garcia-Colace (Nikki) in San Diego, California, U.S.


Brianna Brown

Brianna Brown is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Brianna was born in 1979 as Brianna Lynn Brown in Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.


Alternative Meanings

B is for befriend, it is so easy for you.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

I is for ideals, no higher!

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Annairb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Baanrin". 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.

Past life for Brianna born Aug 17, 1963

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 Spain approximately on 1350. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

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. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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