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What does Brion mean?

Brion /bri-on/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Brion's roots are Celtic, Irish and Gaelic, and Brion means "high, noble". Brion is an alternate spelling of Brian (Celtic, Irish, Gaelic): could also mean "strength". Compare surname Brinn.


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: Brionbe, Brionne, Brionti. [more]

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. Census)

Popular alternative forms of Brion (not ranked) are Bryan (#148 a year ago), Brian (#168), Bryant (#581), Bryon, Brien and Brain. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5872%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.3505%, down 40.3%), with the forms Bryant, Brain and Bryon becoming less in vogue. Bryan (#148) and Brian (#168) are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this compilation. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Brion and related names. (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

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.