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What does Briann mean?

Briann [bri-ann] as a girls' name. The meaning of Briann is "high, noble, exalted". Briann is an alternate spelling of Brianna (Irish, Gaelic, Celtic): May also possibly mean "strong".

Associated with: high (great), noble, exalted.


Briann has 13 variants: Breanne, Breeann, Breeanne, Briane, Brianne, Brieann, Brienne, Brieon, Brinn, Bryann, Bryanne, Bryn and Brynne.

Briann has 28 more related forms via Brianna: Brana, Breanna, Breeanna, Breena, Bri, Bria, Briahna, Briana, Briand, Brianda, Briannah, Brianni, Briannon, Briauna, Briaunna, Brie, Brieanna, Brienna, Brina, Briney, Brinna, Briny, Bryana, Bryanna, Bryauna, Bryna, Brynna and Brynnan.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Berann, Bruann, ..

(male) Brine, Brino, ..

How popular is Briann?

Briann is an unusual first name for women. Briann is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Briann for girls. Briann entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #1688 in the U.S. in 1996, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Briann name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Briann outside U.S.

Prominent related forms of Briann are Brianna (#85 last year), Briana (#419), Bria (#521), Breanna (#624), Bryanna (#639), Bryn (#965), Brienne, Brienna, Brynne, Brynna, Bryana, Brieanna, Brianne, Breeann, Breanne, Breeanna, Brianda, Briauna and Brie. Other variants, like Breeanne, are seldom used. These forms of Briann were popular as baby names in the year 1996 (average #1183) and are now much less common (#1562, down 79%), with forms such as Bria going out of style. Bryn is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Briann, Breanna, Breanne, Breeann, Breeanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bria, Briana, Brianda, Brianna, Brianne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Briauna, Brie, Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bryana, Bryanna, Bryn, Brynna, Brynne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Breanna, Brianna outside U.S.

Similar Names


Briann is pronounced similarly to Brann, Brayne, Breann, Breaunne, Breean, Breen, Breiann, Bren, Brenn, Brenne, Brione, Brionne and Brynn. Other recommended names are Ariana, Ariane, Arianna, Arianne, Brand, Brani, Breana, Breauna, Breawna, Breeana, Breiana, Breina, Brenna, Breona, Breonna, Briar, Briona, Brioni, Brionna, Briony, Britani, Britanny, Britany, Britni, Britny, Briton, Brittann (see Brittany), Brityn, Brogann (see Brogan), Bronny, Bruna, Bryonna, Bryony, Coriann, Diann, Erinn, Iriana, Kariann, Keriann, Liann, Loriann, Mariann, Oriana, Oriane, Orianna, Rhiann, Riann and Teriann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Briann.