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Bryan

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377k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
57k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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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.

Origin and Meaning of Bryan

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A town of east central Texas
  2. United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Brian.
  2. A patronymic surname​ derived from Brian.
  3. A city in Ohio.
  4. A city in Texas.

Notable Persons With the Name Bryan

Bryan Cranston is an actor, voice actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He was most active from 1980 to present. Bryan was born on March 7th, 1956 in Hollywood, California, U.S.A.

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Bryan Adams is a singer-songwriter, photographer, and philanthropist. His ongoing career started in 1976. Bryan was given the name Bryan Guy Adams on November 5th, 1959 in Kingston, Ontario.

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James Deen is an important somebody. James was given the name Bryan Matthew Sevilla on February 7th, 1986 in Los Angeles County, California.

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Bryan Singer is a film director, film producer, writer, and actor. He was most prominent from 1988 to present. Bryan was born on September 17th, 1965 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Bryan Lourd is a talent agent and business executive. Bryan was given the name Bryan William Lourd on November 5th, 1960 in New Iberia, Louisiana.

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Birdman is a hip hop music musician. He was most active from 1992 to present. Birdman was given the name Bryan Williams on February 15th, 1969. Birdman is also known as Baby and B-32.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bryan

Daniel Bryan is a wrestler. Daniel was born on May 22nd, 1981 in Aberdeen, Washington, United States.

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Luke Bryan is a country music and bro-country musician. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Luke was given the name Thomas Luther Bryan on July 17th, 1976 in Leesburg, Georgia, United States.

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William J. Bryan was a United States Secretary of State. William was born on March 19th, 1860 in Salem, Illinois. He died on July 26th, 1925.

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Zachery Ty Bryan is an actor and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Zachery was born Zachery Ty Bryan on October 9th, 1981 in Aurora, Colorado, U.S.

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Sabrina Bryan is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, pop music, and dance-pop singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, author, choreographer, fashion designer, television personality, dance, actor, choreography, fashion design, and celebrity. Her ongoing career started in 1996. Sabrina was given the name Reba Sabrina Hinojos on September 16th, 1984 in Yorba Linda, California, U.S.

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Bob Bryan is a tennis player. Bob was born on April 29th, 1978 in Camarillo, California, U.S.

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How popular is the baby 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 123 0 123
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 561 0 561
1949 670 0 670
1950 737 0 737
1951 818 6 812
1952 846 0 846
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 4,097 12 4,085
1959 4,508 13 4,495 #94 boy name
1960 4,792 14 4,778 #88 boy name
1961 5,036 11 5,025 #82 boy name
1962 5,000 10 4,990 #82 boy name
1963 5,283 21 5,262 #73 boy name
1964 5,300 17 5,283 #70 boy name
1965 5,363 16 5,347 #63 boy name
1966 5,915 21 5,894 #52 boy name
1967 6,045 29 6,016 #52 boy name
1968 6,287 32 6,255 #51 boy name
1969 6,512 36 6,476 #51 boy name
1970 6,496 36 6,460 #53 boy name
1971 6,655 38 6,617 #48 boy name
1972 7,084 44 7,040 #45 boy name
1973 7,152 37 7,115 #43 boy name
1974 7,278 42 7,236 #45 boy name
1975 7,045 34 7,011 #47 boy name
1976 7,332 40 7,292 #43 boy name
1977 7,934 44 7,890 #42 boy name
1978 7,348 55 7,293 #43 boy name
1979 7,491 40 7,451 #46 boy name
1980 7,578 65 7,513 #49 boy name
1981 7,269 49 7,220 #48 boy name
1982 7,552 56 7,496 #49 boy name
1983 8,258 69 8,189 #47 boy name
1984 8,330 63 8,267 #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 7,465 29 7,436 #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 5,276 24 5,252 #69 boy name
1998 5,321 13 5,308 #74 boy name
1999 5,414 23 5,391 #74 boy name
2000 6,164 27 6,137 #70 boy name
2001 6,151 27 6,124 #69 boy name
2002 6,638 24 6,614 #64 boy name
2003 6,637 20 6,617 #64 boy name
2004 6,758 28 6,730 #65 boy name
2005 6,464 11 6,453 #72 boy name
2006 6,710 16 6,694 #66 boy name
2007 6,187 11 6,176 #78 boy name
2008 5,517 14 5,503 #82 boy name
2009 4,857 9 4,848 #92 boy name
2010 3,944 13 3,931 #97 boy name
2011 3,524 7 3,517
2012 3,086 10 3,076
2013 2,885 0 2,885
2014 2,729 9 2,720
2015 2,478 0 2,478

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Popularity of Bryan as a first name

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Popularity of Bryan as a last name

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Common last names for Bryan

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Wilson
  • Baker
  • White
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • King
  • Roberts
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bryan U.S.
  White 81.33% 64.26%
  African American 11.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bryan

People with the last name Bryan are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bryan

  • How Popular is the name Bryan? Bryan is the 178th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bryan was the 585th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bryan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 377,301 babies born with the first name Bryan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bryan to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bryan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bryan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bryan is Saturday, September 5th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Bryan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bryan was in 1985 with a total of 8,719 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bryan!
  • Random Bryan Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bryan ranks 100th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 57 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Bryan: Your name in reverse order is Nayrb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ynbar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bryan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 57,143 people with the last name Bryan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bryan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Bryan as their last name.

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What does the name Bryan mean?

Bis for busy, your never idle life.

Ris for romp, you know how to have fun!

Yis for young, the years never show!

Ais for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.