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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.

Associated with: irish, high (great), noble, exalted, strong, england, 16th century


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.

Brianna has 4 more alternative forms via Brionna: Briona, Brione, Brionne and Bryonna.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Brianta, Brini, ..

(male) Brianco, Briannal, ..

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)


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

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Brianna for girls. 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 #85. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Brianna (#85 the previous year) are Breanna (#624 the previous year), Breanne, Bree (#1074), Breeann, Breeanna, Brenna (#784), Bria (#521), Brian, Briana (#419), Brianda, Briann, Brianne, Briauna, Brie, Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne, Briona, Brionna, Bryana, Bryanna (#639), Bryn (#965), Brynna and Brynne. Adoption of these relations of Brianna was well-received in 1996 (median #1181) and is now much less (#1564, down 78.7%), with versions such as Brianna becoming less trendy. Bryn is the most fashionable birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brianna, Breanna, Breanne, Bree, Breeann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Breeanna, Brenna, Bria, Brian, Briana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brianda, Briann, Brianne, Briauna, Brie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne, Briona, Brionna in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


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.