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Popularity
375k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Bryan

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: High, noble
  • #177 All Time
Girls
Boys
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1.2m Brian (Irish)
242k Brianna (Irish)
91k Briana (Irish)
20k Brianne (American)
1k Bryanne (American)
< 1k Breahna (American)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1883606
1886505
1890707
189210010
1893505
1894909
189527027
18961570157
189797097
189857057
189936036
190055055
190119019
190211011
190310010
190414014
190510010
1906909
190722022
190827027
190920020
191012012
191115015
191227027
191345045
191452052
191550050
191645045
191752052
191877077
191987087
192083083
19211030103
19221190119
192398098
19241160116
19251480148
19261390139
19271050105
19281260126
19291250125
19301220122
19311230123
19321250125
19331090109
19341220122
19351080108
19361140114
19371320132
19381610161
19391770177
19402000200
19412160216
19422970297
19433200320
19443400340
19453080308
19464600460
19476010601
19485620562
19496700670
19507360736
19518186812
19528450845
19531,04701,047
19541,22901,229
19551,57301,573
19562,43602,436
19573,383113,372
19584,096124,084
19594,509134,496#94 boy name
19604,792144,778#88 boy name
19615,038115,027#82 boy name
19624,997104,987#82 boy name
19635,286215,265#73 boy name
19645,299175,282#70 boy name
19655,363165,347#63 boy name
19665,916215,895#52 boy name
19676,046296,017#52 boy name
19686,287326,255#51 boy name
19696,511366,475#51 boy name
19706,496366,460#53 boy name
19716,655386,617#48 boy name
19727,081447,037#45 boy name
19737,153377,116#43 boy name
19747,276427,234#45 boy name
19757,044347,010#47 boy name
19767,334407,294#43 boy name
19777,934447,890#42 boy name
19787,349567,293#43 boy name
19797,488407,448#46 boy name
19807,577657,512#49 boy name
19817,268497,219#48 boy name
19827,552567,496#49 boy name
19838,258698,189#47 boy name
19848,326638,263#48 boy name
19858,790718,719#48 boy name
19868,704568,648#47 boy name
19878,616618,555#51 boy name
19888,085538,032#54 boy name
19897,888367,852#56 boy name
19907,464297,435#57 boy name
19916,790346,756#61 boy name
19926,861276,834#57 boy name
19936,193366,157#61 boy name
19945,622225,600#66 boy name
19955,458175,441#70 boy name
19965,576175,559#66 boy name
19975,275245,251#69 boy name
19985,320135,307#74 boy name
19995,414235,391#74 boy name
20006,164276,137#70 boy name
20016,150276,123#69 boy name
20026,638246,614#64 boy name
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20056,464116,453#72 boy name
20066,709166,693#66 boy name
20076,185116,174#78 boy name
20085,516145,502#82 boy name
20094,85694,847#92 boy name
20103,943133,930#97 boy name
20113,52273,515
20123,085103,075
20132,88402,884
20142,72292,713

Want to know about the populiarty of Bryan? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 374,790 babies born with the name Bryan in the United States. That's more than enough Bryans to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Bryan" was in 1985 with a total of 8,719 babies. (That's a lot of baby Bryans)

According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bryan" ranks #45 in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 1,285 babies in California have the same name as you in 1999. Across the entire United States a total of 5,414 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Bryan

The name "Bryan" is of English origin, and it means "High, noble". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston is an actor, voice actor, director, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Bryan was born in 1956 in Canoga Park, Los Angeles,United States.

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Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is a singer-songwriter, musician, photographer, and actor specializing in rock, soft rock, and pop rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1976 to present. Bryan was born in 1959 as Bryan Guy Adams in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry is a singer-songwriter and musician specializing in pop rock, glam rock, art rock, and new wave music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1970 to present. Bryan was born in 1945 in Washington, County Durham, England, UK.

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Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer is a director, writer, producer, and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Bryan was born in 1965 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Skeet was born in 1970 as Bryan Ray Trout in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA.

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Bryan Callen

Bryan Callen is an actor and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Bryan was born in 1971 as Bryan Christopher Callen in Manila, Philippines.

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Alternative Meanings

B is for beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Nayrb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Anryb". 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 Bryan born Jan 2, 1961

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of France approximately on 1800. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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