Bryant

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50k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Bryant mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Bryant

"Bryant" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Son of Brian". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A patronymic surname​ derived from Brian.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Bryant

Bryant Gumbel is a television personality, sportscaster, and sports commentator. He has had major accomplishments since 1972. Bryant was given the name Bryant Charles Gumbel on September 29th, 1948.

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Bryant was born on September 25th, 1984 in Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Bryant Reeves is a basketball player for the Vancouver Grizzlies. His career lasted from 1995 to 2001. Bryant was born on June 8th, 1973 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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Bryant McKinnie is a football player. Bryant was born on September 23rd, 1979 in Woodbury, New Jersey.

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Bryant Dunston is a basketball player for the Ulsan Mobis Phoebus, Aris B.C., Bnei Herzliya, Hapoel Holon, Pallacanestro Varese, Olympiacos B.C., and Anadolu Efes S.K. in the Turkish Basketball Super League and Euroleague. He was most active from 2008 to present. Bryant was born on May 28th, 1986 in Kentucky.

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Bryant Young is a football player. Bryant was born on January 27th, 1972 in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bryant

Kobe Bryant is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 1996. Kobe was born on August 23rd, 1978 in Philadelphia.

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Kris Bryant is a baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. Kris was born on January 4th, 1992 in Las Vegas Valley.

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Louise Bryant was a journalist. Louise was given the name Anna Louise Mohan on December 5th, 1885 in San Francisco, California, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 6th, 1936.

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Bear Bryant was a college coach. Bear was born on September 11th, 1913 in Cleveland County, Arkansas. He passed away on January 26th, 1983.

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Martin Bryant is a criminal.

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Dez Bryant is a football player. Dez was born on November 4th, 1988 in Galveston County, Texas.

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How popular is the baby name Bryant in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 9 0 9
1882 13 0 13
1883 5 0 5
1884 6 0 6
1885 18 0 18
1886 9 0 9
1887 6 0 6
1888 16 0 16
1889 11 0 11
1890 14 0 14
1891 11 0 11
1892 18 0 18
1893 14 0 14
1894 11 0 11
1895 7 0 7
1896 26 0 26
1897 23 0 23
1898 22 0 22
1899 16 0 16
1900 24 0 24
1901 11 0 11
1902 11 0 11
1903 10 0 10
1904 14 0 14
1905 11 0 11
1906 11 0 11
1907 15 0 15
1908 23 0 23
1909 12 0 12
1910 27 0 27
1911 20 0 20
1912 26 0 26
1913 39 0 39
1914 54 0 54
1915 62 0 62
1916 58 0 58
1917 56 0 56
1918 82 0 82
1919 74 0 74
1920 105 0 105
1921 102 0 102
1922 86 0 86
1923 77 0 77
1924 89 0 89
1925 93 0 93
1926 89 0 89
1927 75 0 75
1928 83 0 83
1929 82 0 82
1930 61 0 61
1931 76 0 76
1932 89 0 89
1933 73 0 73
1934 88 0 88
1935 85 0 85
1936 72 0 72
1937 72 0 72
1938 87 0 87
1939 78 0 78
1940 105 0 105
1941 63 0 63
1942 102 0 102
1943 88 0 88
1944 107 0 107
1945 96 0 96
1946 114 0 114
1947 122 0 122
1948 129 0 129
1949 113 0 113
1950 124 0 124
1951 159 0 159
1952 143 0 143
1953 183 0 183
1954 180 0 180
1955 188 0 188
1956 248 0 248
1957 327 0 327
1958 351 0 351
1959 353 0 353
1960 392 0 392
1961 425 0 425
1962 457 6 451
1963 503 0 503
1964 498 7 491
1965 532 0 532
1966 543 5 538
1967 605 7 598
1968 678 0 678
1969 743 9 734
1970 790 8 782
1971 728 8 720
1972 725 9 716
1973 633 0 633
1974 579 13 566
1975 502 8 494
1976 544 5 539
1977 566 0 566
1978 569 6 563
1979 585 10 575
1980 622 10 612
1981 605 0 605
1982 646 8 638
1983 704 11 693
1984 624 7 617
1985 653 5 648
1986 909 12 897
1987 1,510 13 1,497
1988 1,727 15 1,712
1989 1,742 5 1,737
1990 1,497 5 1,492
1991 1,124 12 1,112
1992 1,084 0 1,084
1993 1,032 0 1,032
1994 879 5 874
1995 906 0 906
1996 865 6 859
1997 901 5 896
1998 896 0 896
1999 822 5 817
2000 910 7 903
2001 956 0 956
2002 952 0 952
2003 977 0 977
2004 972 0 972
2005 814 0 814
2006 771 0 771
2007 712 0 712
2008 728 0 728
2009 712 0 712
2010 621 0 621
2011 602 0 602
2012 557 0 557
2013 481 0 481
2014 476 0 476
2015 425 0 425
2016 466 0 466
2017 462 0 462

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Popularity of Bryant as a first name

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Popularity of Bryant as a last name

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Common last names for Bryant

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  • Jones
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  • Davis
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  • Allen
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Harris
  • Wright
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bryant U.S.
  White 58.46% 64.26%
  African American 35.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.89% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bryant

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

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Fun Facts about the name Bryant

  • What name lists does Bryant rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Bryant? Bryant is the 1,007th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bryant was the 128th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bryant have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49,807 babies born with the first name Bryant in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bryant to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bryant? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Bryant first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bryant is Tuesday, June 7th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Bryant born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bryant was in 1989 with a total of 1,737 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bryant!
  • Random Bryant Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bryant ranks 89th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Bryant: Your name in reverse order is Tnayrb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nbryta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bryant? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 192,773 people with the last name Bryant.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bryant? Bryant was ranked as the 128th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • 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).
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