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What does Briant mean?

Briant Pronunciation of Briant [bri-ant] as a boys' name is of English origin, and Briant means "high, noble". Briant is an alternate form of Brian (Celtic, Irish, Gaelic): could also mean "strength". Briant is also a variant of Bryant (English).

Associated with: high (great), noble.


Briant has 1 variant: Bryent.

8 more related forms via Brian, Bryant: Brain, Bri, Briano, Brien, Brion, Bryan, Bryen and Bryon.

Creative forms:
(male) Burant, ..

(female) Bridet, Brine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Briant Jax (B.J.), ..

How popular is Briant?

Briant is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#23721 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Briant (outside Top 2000) are Bryan (#166 via latest list), Brian (#189), Bryant (#624), Bryon, Brion, Brien and Brain. Usage of these relations of Briant was widespread among parents 45 years ago (adoption of 2.5%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.3%, down 89%), with versions like Bryon 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

Briant is pronounced similarly to Brandt, Brannt, Brant, Brantt, Brendt, Brennt, Brent and Brentt. Other suggested similar names are Arian, Ban, Barrat, Bart, Bat, Beirne, Bennt, Bent, Bernt, Bianco, Bing, Birny (see Birney), Bivian, Blane, Boban, Brad, Bradd, Brae, Bram, Bran, Brand, Brando, Branly, Brann, Branna, Branten, Brantin, Branton, Bray, Bren, Brenan, Brenn, Brett, Bricio, Brick, Bridge, Brigg, Briley, Brilie (see Briley), Brily (see Briley), Brinly, Brit, Briton, Britt, Brittan, Brizio, Brogan, Bron, Brown, Bruin, Bruino (see Bruno), Bryland, Bryn, Burbank, Byran, Clint, Crizant, Durant, Durrant, Farrant, Gerant, Grant, Jerant, Quint, Saint, Tenant and Trent. These names tend to be more commonly used than Briant.

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