Meaning and name origin
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).
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).
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.