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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #177 most popular

Similar Names
1.2m Brian (Irish)
242k Brianna (Irish)
91k Briana (Irish)
20k Brianne (American)
1k Bryanne (American)
< 1k Breahna (American)

What does the name "Bryan" mean?

Bryan (English): High, noble

The name "Bryan" is of English origin and it means "High, noble". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 6 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!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nayrb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Byrna". 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 "Bryan" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bryan" ranks #74 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 11 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1957. Across the entire United States a total of 3,383 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 Bryan popular?

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

Celebrities named Bryan

Bryan Cranston

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


Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is a singer-songwriter, musician, photographer, actor, record producer, and social activist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1976 to present. Bryan was born in 1959 as Bryan Guy Adams in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry is a singer-songwriter and musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1970 to present. Bryan was born in 1945 in Washington, County Durham, England, UK.


Bryan Singer

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


Skeet Ulrich

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


Bryan Callen

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


Past life for Bryan born Aug 24, 1925

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 Thailand approximately on 1150. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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

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