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What does Brianna mean?

Brianna /bri-an-na/ [3 sylls.] 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.

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

Kreatif forms: Brauna, Brianta. [more]

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. 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)

Top 1000 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, 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 1994 (usage of 0.4602%) and is now much less (usage 0.2116%, down 54%), 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brianna, Breanna, Breanne, Bree, Brenna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bria, Brian, Briana, Brianda, Brianne in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brionna, Bryana, Bryanna, Bryn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.