What does Brianna mean?
Brianna \b-rianna, 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 45 variants: Brana, Breanna▼, Breanne▼, Breayanna, Bree, Breeann, Breeanna, Breeanne, Breena, Bri, Bria▲, Briahna, Briana▲, Briand, Brianda, Briane, Briann, Brianna▲, 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Brenna.
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. Census)
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 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Brianna (#85 the previous year) are Breanna (#624 the previous year), Breanne, Bree, Brenna (#784), Bria (#521), Brian, Briana (#419), Brianda, Brianne, Brionna, Bryana, Bryanna (#639) and Bryn (#965). Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread in the year 1994 and is now much less, with versions such as Breanna, Brenna, Brianne, Brionna and Bryana becoming somewhat dated. Bria (#521), Briana (#419), Brianna (#85) and Bryanna (#639) are four of the more fashionable birth names in this list. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Brianna and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Brianna▲ is alike in pronunciation to Breana▼, Breauna, Breawna, Breiana and Breonna▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Arianna▲, Brann, Breann▼, Breiann and Orianna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brianna.