Meaning and name origin
Brien is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6278 out of 88799, Top 7%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brien for boys. Brien reached its highest rank of #827 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brien and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bryan (#148), Brian (#168), Bryon, Brien and Brain. (2014 statistics).
Brien is also pronounced similarly to Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Bron, Brown▼, Bruin and Bryn. Other suggested similar baby names are Arien, Barren, Biren, Briano and Byren. Like Brien, these names are not commonly used.