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Meaning and name origin

Bryan \b-ryan, br-yan\ as a boy's name is pronounced BRY-an. It is of English origin. Variant of Brian. Actor Bryan Brown; singer Bryan Ferry.


Bryan has 2 variant forms: Bryen and Bryon.

For more information, see also the related boy name Bryland.


Bryan is a very popular first name for males (#102 out of 1220, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#487 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bryan for boys. Bryan reached its highest rank of #47 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Bryan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bryan (#148), Brian (#168) and Bryon. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Bryan is also pronounced similarly to Brain, Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Brien, Brion, Bron, Brown, Bruin and Bryn. Other suggested similar baby names are Bram, Briano, Bryant, Byran and Byrn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bryan.