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What does Brion mean?

Brion \b-rion\ as a name for boys. Brion's roots are Celtic, Irish and Gaelic, and Brion means "high, noble". Brion is a variation of Brian (Celtic, Irish, Gaelic): could also mean "strength". Unique as a name for newborns.


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

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


Brion is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#21025 out of 88799, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Brion and related names. Popular alternative forms of Brion (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Bryan (#148 a year ago), Brian (#168), Bryant (#581), Bryon, Brien and Brain. This boy name reached the apex of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 and is now much less widespread, with the forms Bryant, Bryon and Brain becoming less in vogue. Bryan (#148) and Brian (#168) are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Brion is alike in pronunciation to Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Bron, Brown, Bruin and Bryn. Other suggested similar baby names are Arion, Baron, Barron, Biron, Briton, Buiron, Byron and Orion. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brion.