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375k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Bryan

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: High, noble
  • #177 All Time
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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1883 6 0 6
1886 5 0 5
1890 7 0 7
1892 10 0 10
1893 5 0 5
1894 9 0 9
1895 27 0 27
1896 157 0 157
1897 97 0 97
1898 57 0 57
1899 36 0 36
1900 55 0 55
1901 19 0 19
1902 11 0 11
1903 10 0 10
1904 14 0 14
1905 10 0 10
1906 9 0 9
1907 22 0 22
1908 27 0 27
1909 20 0 20
1910 12 0 12
1911 15 0 15
1912 27 0 27
1913 45 0 45
1914 52 0 52
1915 50 0 50
1916 45 0 45
1917 52 0 52
1918 77 0 77
1919 87 0 87
1920 83 0 83
1921 103 0 103
1922 119 0 119
1923 98 0 98
1924 116 0 116
1925 148 0 148
1926 139 0 139
1927 105 0 105
1928 126 0 126
1929 125 0 125
1930 122 0 122
1931 123 0 123
1932 125 0 125
1933 109 0 109
1934 122 0 122
1935 108 0 108
1936 114 0 114
1937 132 0 132
1938 161 0 161
1939 177 0 177
1940 200 0 200
1941 216 0 216
1942 297 0 297
1943 320 0 320
1944 340 0 340
1945 308 0 308
1946 460 0 460
1947 601 0 601
1948 562 0 562
1949 670 0 670
1950 736 0 736
1951 818 6 812
1952 845 0 845
1953 1,047 0 1,047
1954 1,229 0 1,229
1955 1,573 0 1,573
1956 2,436 0 2,436
1957 3,383 11 3,372
1958 4,096 12 4,084
1959 4,509 13 4,496 #94 boy name
1960 4,792 14 4,778 #88 boy name
1961 5,038 11 5,027 #82 boy name
1962 4,997 10 4,987 #82 boy name
1963 5,286 21 5,265 #73 boy name
1964 5,299 17 5,282 #70 boy name
1965 5,363 16 5,347 #63 boy name
1966 5,916 21 5,895 #52 boy name
1967 6,046 29 6,017 #52 boy name
1968 6,287 32 6,255 #51 boy name
1969 6,511 36 6,475 #51 boy name
1970 6,496 36 6,460 #53 boy name
1971 6,655 38 6,617 #48 boy name
1972 7,081 44 7,037 #45 boy name
1973 7,153 37 7,116 #43 boy name
1974 7,276 42 7,234 #45 boy name
1975 7,044 34 7,010 #47 boy name
1976 7,334 40 7,294 #43 boy name
1977 7,934 44 7,890 #42 boy name
1978 7,349 56 7,293 #43 boy name
1979 7,488 40 7,448 #46 boy name
1980 7,577 65 7,512 #49 boy name
1981 7,268 49 7,219 #48 boy name
1982 7,552 56 7,496 #49 boy name
1983 8,258 69 8,189 #47 boy name
1984 8,326 63 8,263 #48 boy name
1985 8,790 71 8,719 #48 boy name
1986 8,704 56 8,648 #47 boy name
1987 8,616 61 8,555 #51 boy name
1988 8,085 53 8,032 #54 boy name
1989 7,888 36 7,852 #56 boy name
1990 7,464 29 7,435 #57 boy name
1991 6,790 34 6,756 #61 boy name
1992 6,861 27 6,834 #57 boy name
1993 6,193 36 6,157 #61 boy name
1994 5,622 22 5,600 #66 boy name
1995 5,458 17 5,441 #70 boy name
1996 5,576 17 5,559 #66 boy name
1997 5,275 24 5,251 #69 boy name
1998 5,320 13 5,307 #74 boy name
1999 5,414 23 5,391 #74 boy name
2000 6,164 27 6,137 #70 boy name
2001 6,150 27 6,123 #69 boy name
2002 6,638 24 6,614 #64 boy name
2003 6,636 20 6,616 #64 boy name
2004 6,758 28 6,730 #65 boy name
2005 6,464 11 6,453 #72 boy name
2006 6,709 16 6,693 #66 boy name
2007 6,185 11 6,174 #78 boy name
2008 5,516 14 5,502 #82 boy name
2009 4,856 9 4,847 #92 boy name
2010 3,943 13 3,930 #97 boy name
2011 3,522 7 3,515
2012 3,085 10 3,075
2013 2,884 0 2,884
2014 2,722 9 2,713

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 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bryan" ranks #86 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 82 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1959. Across the entire United States a total of 4,509 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 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? Search for the name to check your answer!

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 realist, the way you are.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

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 "Rnyab". 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 Jul 21, 1993

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 Wales approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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