What does Bryan mean?
Associated with: brown.
(male) Brayan, Bryyan, ..
(female) Bryannee, Bryannie, ..
How popular is Bryan?
Bryan is a very prominent first name for men (#102 out of 1220, Top 8%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#542 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name history of Bryan for boys. Bryan reached its top position of #46 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #166. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the boy name Bryan and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Bryan (#166 from current records) are Brain, Brian (#189 from current records), Brien, Brion, Bryant (#624) and Bryon. Other forms, like Briant, are uncommon. These relations of Bryan were favored by parents in the 1970s (usage of 2.5%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.3%, ▼89%), with versions such as Brian becoming less trendy.
Bryan▼ is alike in pronunciation to Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Bron, Brown, Bruin and Bryn. Other recommended names are Adryan, Aran, Arian▲, Arlan, Arman, Arnan, Arran, Ban, Bevan, Boban, Boyn, Brad▼, Bradan, Brae, Bram, Brand, Brant, Bray, Braydan, Brenan, Brogan, Bryce▲, Brycen▲, Bryly (see Briley), Bryse, Brysen▲, Brysin, Bryson▲, Bunyan, Byran, Byrn, Coyan, Eran, Erman, Ernan, Fran, Frean, Gyan, Oran▼, Orjan, Orlan, Orman, Orran, Royan, Ryan▼ and Urban. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bryan.