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What does Brien mean?

Brien \b-rien\ as a boys' name. Brien's name origins are Celtic, Irish and Gaelic, and the name Brien means "high, noble". Brien is a derivative of Brian (Celtic, Irish, Gaelic): could also mean "strength".


Variations

Brien has 5 variants: Brain, Brion, Bryan, Bryen and Bryon.

Brien has 7 more related forms via Brian: Bri, Briano, Briant, Bryant, Brye, Bryent and O'Brien.


Popularity

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. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Brien for boys. Brien entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #827 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brien name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Brien and affiliated names. Brain, Brian (#168 the previous year), Bryan (#148), Bryant (#581) and Bryon are the prominent varying forms of Brien. Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5872%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.3505%, down 40.3%), with the forms Brain, Bryant and Bryon becoming less trendy. Brian (#168) and Bryan (#148) are two of the more fashionable boy names here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brain, Brian, Brien, Bryan, Bryant, Bryon in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Brien is alike in pronunciation to Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Bron, Brown, Bruin and Bryn. Other suggested similar baby names are Arien, Barren, Biren and Byren. Like Brien, these names are not frequently used.

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