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What does Briano mean?

Briano Pronunciation of Briano [bri-ano] as a name for boys means "high, noble". Briano is an alternate form of Brian (Celtic, Irish, Gaelic): could also mean "strength".

Associated with: high (great), noble.


10 related forms via Brian: Brain, Bri, Briant, Brien, Brion, Bryan, Bryant, Bryen, Bryent and Bryon.

Creative forms:
(male) Barano, Braano, ..

(female) Brine, Brinie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Briano Marek (B.M.), ..

How popular is Briano?

Briano is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#49767 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Bryan (#166 from recent data), Brian (#189), Bryant (#624), Bryon, Brion, Brien and Brain are the prominent alternative forms of Briano (outside Top 2000). Usage of these relations of Briano reached its apex 45 years ago (adoption of 2.46%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.27%, 89% less), with forms such as Bryant falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brain, Brian, Brien, Brion, Bryan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bryant, Bryon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Briano is pronounced similarly to Branna, Bruino and Bruno. Other suggested similar names are Aciano, Adriano, Arian, Beirne, Bianco, Birny (see Birney), Brahm, Bram, Bramm, Bran, Brand, Brando, Branko, Brann, Brant, Bravo, Bren, Brenn, Bricio, Brizio, Bron, Brown, Bruin, Bryn, Byran, Ermano, Mariano and Urbano. These names tend to be more commonly used than Briano.

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