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What does Brion mean?

Brion [bri-on] as a name for boys means "high, noble". Brion is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -on, of Brian (Celtic, Irish, Gaelic): could also mean "strength".

Associated with: high (great), noble.


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.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Beron, Braion, ..

(female) Brini, Brionni, ..

How popular is Brion?

Brion is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#23884 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Brion for boys. Brion entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #1027 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brion name in U.S.

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

Popular alternative forms of Brion are Bryan (#148 via latest list), Brian (#168), Bryant (#581), Bryon, Brien and Brain. These forms of Brion reached the apex of their popularity 44 years ago (usage of 2.5%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.3%, 88%), with forms such as Bryon going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brion, Brain, Brian, Brien, Bryan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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 names are Adrion, Ardon, Arion, Armon, Arnon, Aron, Arron, Arvon, Aryon, Bain, Bardon, Baron, Barron, Barton, Berton, Bevon, Biron, Borbon, Bordon, Bradon, Breton, Brice, Brick, Brigg, Brik, Brily (see Briley), Brit, Briton, Britt, Britton, Broc, Brod, Brok, Brook, Brunon, Bryson, Buiron, Burton, Byron, Darion, Deion, Dion, Dorion, Eion, Eron, Erron, Eurion, Evion, Garion, Gurion, Lion, Marion, Orion, Oron, Orson, Orton, Oryon, Rion, Sion, Torion, Triton, Urson and Zion. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brion.