What does Brien mean?
(male) Baren, Brino, ..
(female) Brienni, Brini, ..
How popular is Brien?
Brien is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#11302 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Brien for boys. Brien entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #823 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the history of Brien and affiliated names. Brain, Brian (#168 from current records), Brion, Bryan (#148), Bryant (#581) and Bryon are the prominent varying forms of Brien. Usage of these forms of Brien was at its most widespread in the 1970s (adoption of 2.5%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.3%, ▼87.8%), with forms such as Brian becoming less trendy.
Brien is alike in pronunciation to Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Bron, Brown, Bruin and Bryn. Other suggested similar names are Adrien▲, Arden, Aren, Arien, Arjen, Arlen▼, Armen, Arren, Arsen, Bain, Barden, Barren, Barten, Ben▼, Bergen, Beven, Biren, Boden▲, Borden, Bowen▲, Braden▼, Brae, Braiden, Breed, Brent▼, Bret▼, Brice, Brick, Brigg, Brik, Briley, Brily (see Briley), Brit, Briton, Britt, Broden, Brycen▲, Brysen▲, Byren, Darien, Dorien, Freen, Irven, Oren▼, Orren, Orsen and Rien. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brien.