What does Brianna mean?
Brianna [bri-an-na] as a girls' name is pronounced bree-AHH-ah. It is of Irish, Gaelic and Celtic origin, and the meaning of Brianna is "high, noble, exalted". May also possibly mean "strong". A contemporary feminine form of Brian, found occasionally in England since the 16th century. See also Brionna.
Brianna▼ has 44 variants: Brana, Breanna▼, Breanne▼, Breayanna, Bree, Breeann, Breeanna, Breeanne, Breena, Bri, Bria▼, Briahna, Briana▼, Briand, Brianda, Briane, Briann, Briannah, Brianne▼, Brianni, Briannon, Briauna, Briaunna, Brie, Brieann, Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne, Brieon, Brina, Briney, Brinn, Brinna, Briny, Bryana▼, Bryann, Bryanna▼, Bryanne, Bryauna, Bryn, Bryna, Brynna, Brynnan and Brynne.
Related girl name: Brenna.Creative forms:
(female) Brianta, Brini, ..
(male) Brianco, Briannal, .. Middle name pairings:
Brianna Cassidy (B.C.), ..
How popular is Brianna?
Brianna is a very popular first name for females (#738 out of 4276, Top 17%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Brianna was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #14 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #82. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Brianna (#82 the previous year) are Breanna (#669 the previous year), Breanne, Bree (#1143), Breeann, Breeanna, Brenna (#795), Bria (#643), Brian, Briana (#416), Brianda, Briann, Brianne, Briauna, Brie, Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne, Briona, Brionna, Bryana, Bryanna (#783), Bryn (#1177), Brynna and Brynne. Adoption of these relations of Brianna was well-received in 1996 (median #1181) and is now much less (#1588, down 79.1%), with versions such as Bria becoming less trendy.
Brianna▼ is alike in pronunciation to Brani, Breana▼, Breauna, Breawna, Breeana, Breeauna, Breiana, Breina, Brennah, Breona, Breonna▼, Brioni, Briony, Bronia, Bronny, Bronya and Bruna. Other suggested similar names are Abrianna, Adrianna, Alianna▲, Ariadna, Ariana▲, Arianna▲, Arianne, Arionna, Aryanna▲, Avianna▲, Belanna, Bianca▼, Bianka, Bibianna, Branca, Branda, Branka, Brann, Brayne, Breanda, Breann▼, Breaunne, Breiann, Brenn, Brenne, Brinda, Britania, Britannia, Britanny, Chianna, Cianna, Crisanna, Darianna, Dianna▼, Dorianna, Elianna▲, Erinna, Gerianna, Gianna, Ilianna, Iriana, Jianna, Karianna, Kerianna, Kianna▼, Lianna, Marianna▲, Olianna, Oriana, Orianna, Quianna, Rhianna▼, Rianna▼, Shianna, Sianna, Tianna▼, Urbanna and Vianna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brianna.See names in meaning and etymology.