Meaning and name origin
Brianna \b-rianna, bri(an)-na\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Brana, Breanna▼, Breanne▼, 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, Brynne and Breayanna.
For more information, see also the related girl name Brenna.
Brianna is a very popular first name for females (#738 out of 4276, Top 17%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brianna for girls. Brianna reached its highest rank of #14 in the U.S. in 1999. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Brianna and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Brianna (#85), Briana (#419), Bria (#521), Breanna (#624), Bryanna (#639), Brenna (#784), Bryn (#965), Bryana, Brionna, Brianda, Brian, Bree, Breanne and Brianne. (2014 statistics).
Brianna▲ is also pronounced similarly to Breana▼, Breauna, Breawna, Breiana, Breonna▼, Briona and Bryonna. Other suggested similar baby names are Arianna▲, Brann, Breann▼, Breiann, Brionne and Orianna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brianna.