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pinWhat does Brien mean?

Brien /bri-en/ as a boys' name means "high, noble". Brien is a version, with the suffix -en, of Brian (Celtic, Irish, Gaelic): could also mean "strength".


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.

Kreatif forms: Brienne, Brienni, Brienno. [more]

pinHow 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 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #827 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Names, 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 history of Brien and affiliated names. Brain, Brian (#168 from current records), 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 0.59%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.35%, 40.3%), with forms such as Brain becoming less trendy. Bryan is the clear favorite, though Brian has become trendy as well.

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

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

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Brien is alike in pronunciation to Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Bron, Brown, Bruin and Bryn. Other suggested similar baby 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, 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.