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What does Brienne mean?

Brienne Pronunciation of Brienne [bri-enne] as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Brienne is "high, noble, exalted". Brienne is a version of Brianna (Irish, Gaelic, Celtic): May also possibly mean "strong".

Associated with: high (great), noble, exalted.


Brienne has 13 variants: Breanne, Breeann, Breeanne, Briane, Briann, Brianne, Brieann, Brieon, Brinn, Bryann, Bryanne, Bryn and Brynne.

22 more relations via Brianna: Breanna, Bree, Breeanna, Breena, Briahna, Briana, Briand, Brianda, Briannah, Brianni, Briannon, Briauna, Briaunna, Brie, Brieanna, Brienna, Brina, Briney, Brinna, Briny, Bryanna and Brynna.

Creative forms:
(female) Briwyn, Bronne, ..

(male) Brieney, Brini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brienne Inara (B.I.), ..

How popular is Brienne?

Brienne is an uncommon given name for women. Brienne is an equally rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Brienne entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #1923 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Brienne are Brianna (#82 the previous year), Briana (#416), Breanna (#669), Bryanna (#783), Bree (#1143), Bryn (#1177), Brienna, Brynna, Brieanna, Brynne, Brianne, Breeann, Breanne, Breeanna, Brianda, Briauna, Briann and Brie. These forms of Brienne were popular as baby names 2 decades ago (adoption of 1.78%) and have become much less common since (adoption 0.36%, 79.8%).

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Breeanna, Briana, Brianda, Briann, Brianna in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Brienne is alike in pronunciation to Brann, Brayne, Breann, Breaunne, Breean, Breen, Breiann, Bren, Brenn, Brenne, Brione, Brionne and Brynn. Other suggested similar names are Abrienne, Adrienne, Arianne, Arinne, Arlenne, Breana, Breeana, Breina, Brenee, Brenie, Brenna, Brennah, Breona, Breonna, Bridnee (see Brittany), Brielle, Briette, Briona, Brioni, Brionna, Briony, Britnye, Brittne, Brityne (see Brittany), Bronnie, Bronny, Bryonie, Bryonna, Darienne, Dorienne, Erienne, Erinne and Vienne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brienne.

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