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What does Brianna mean?

Brianna Pronunciation of 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.

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

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

(male) Brianco, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brianna Cassidy (B.C.), ..

How popular is Brianna?

Brianna is a very prominent first name for women (#738 out of 4276, Top 17%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Brianna entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #14 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is currently at #82. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Briana (#416 from current records), Bria (#643), Breanna (#669), Bryanna (#783), Bree (#1143), Bryn (#1177), Brynne, Brienne, Brienna, Brionna, Brieanna, Brynna, Bryana, Brianne, Breeanna, Breeann, Breanne, Brian, Brianda, Briauna, Briann and Brie are the popular variation forms of Brianna (#82 from current records). Usage of these relations of Brianna was widespread in 1996 (median #1199) and has become significantly diminished since (#1604, down 79%), with forms like Breanne falling out of fashion.

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

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brienna, Brienne, Brionna, Bryana, Bryanna in U.S.

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

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