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Bryan /bry-an/ as a boys' name is pronounced BRY-an. It is of English origin. Variant of Brian. Actor Bryan Brown; singer Bryan Ferry.


Bryan has 2 variants: Bryen and Bryon.

Affiliated boy names: Bryland and Brylee.

Bryan has 9 more different relations via Brian: Brain, Bri, Briano, Briant, Brien, Brion, Bryant, Brye and Bryent.

Kreatif forms: Bryanney, Bryanni. [more]

pinHow 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 popularity of Bryan for boys. Bryan was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #47 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #148. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Bryan and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Bryan (#148 from current records) are Brain, Brian (#168 from current records), Brien, Bryant (#581) and Bryon. Other forms, like Brion, are uncommon. These relations of Bryan were favored by parents during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.59%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.35%, 40%), with the versions Brain, Bryant and Bryon becoming less trendy. Brian and Bryan are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

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Bryan is alike in pronunciation to Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Bron, Brown, Bruin and Bryn. Other recommended similar baby names are Baram, Barna, Baron, Barren, Barron, Bern, Berwin, Berwyn, Berwynn, Beyren, Beyron, Biren, Biron, Born, Bourn, Brahm, Bram, Bramm, Branna, Bruino, Bruno, Burn, Byram, Byran, Byren, Byrn, Byrne and Byron. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bryan.