• Gender: Male
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: High, Noble

What is the meaning of the name Brian?

The name Brian is primarily a male name of Irish origin that means High, Noble.

Meaning not clear, but possibly related to the old Irish word BRE meaning "Hill" and by extension "High/Exalted" for a person. Brian Dennehy, actor. Brian De Palma, movie director. Brian Cox, actor.

People who like the name Brian also like:

Aiden, Ethan, Matthew, Andrew, Liam, Benjamin, Jacob, Isabella, Audrey, Elizabeth, Grace, Charlotte, Emma, Abigail

Names like Brian:

Breena, Bron, Burn, Bairn, Bronya, Borna, Brenna, Bryony, Brynn, Branwen, Baron, Bernie, Berny, Bronia, Bruno, Brunonia, Braima, Bronwyn, Brianne, Brienne, Breanna, Bryanne, Brona, Bayram, Brayan, Bruna, Brennan, Burim, Bram, Bryan

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Legend Brian Samuels - son of Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena , born 2021

Stats for the Name Brian

checkmark Brian is currently #97 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Brian is currently #290 in U.S. births

Potential drawbacks of using the name Brian:

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1. Commonness: Brian is a very popular name, which means that there may be multiple individuals with the same name in a given social circle or community.
2. Lack of uniqueness: Due to its popularity, naming a child Brian may result in them being one of many Brians in their school or workplace, potentially leading to confusion or difficulty in standing out.
3. Potential for teasing: As with any common name, there is a possibility that children named Brian may be subject to teasing or nicknames based on their name.
4. Cultural associations: Depending on the cultural context, the name Brian may carry certain stereotypes or preconceived notions that could impact how others perceive the individual.
5. Limited international appeal: While Brian is widely recognized in English-speaking countries, it may not have the same level of familiarity or acceptance in other parts of the world, potentially causing difficulties when traveling or working abroad.

Songs about Brian

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Brian & Vince Experience (The Rap) - Suburban Legends
Brian Hennessey written - Shel Silverstein, performed
Brian Song (Monty Python) - Michael Palin, Andre Jacquemin and Dave Howman
Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies
Brian Wilson Said - Tears for Fears
What Would Brian Boitano Do? - Trey Parker and Matt Stone