Meaning and Name Origin
Briann \b-ria-nn\ as a girls' name. The meaning of Briann is "high, noble, exalted". Briann is a variation of Brianna (Irish, Gaelic, Celtic): May also possibly mean "strong". Distinctive as a given name.
Briann has 30 more related forms via Brianna: Brana, Breanna▼, Breayanna, Bree, 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.
Briann is an unusual first name for women. Briann is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Briann and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Briann (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Brianna (#85 last year), Briana (#419), Bria (#521), Breanna (#624), Bryanna (#639), Bryn (#965), Bryana, Brianda, Breanne, Bree and Brianne. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 1994 and are now much less popular, with the forms Breanna, Bryana, Brianne, Breanne and Bryn falling out of style. Bria (#521), Bryanna (#639), Brianna (#85) and Briana (#419) are four of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Briann is pronounced similarly to Brann, Breann▼, Breiann, Brenn, Brione, Brionne and Brynn▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Brani, Breana▼, Breiana, Briona, Brioni, Brionna▼ and Briony. These names tend to be more commonly used than Briann.