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What does Bryen mean?

Bryen Pronunciation of Bryen [bryen] as a name for boys is an English name, and the meaning of the name Bryen is "high, noble". Bryen is an alternate form of Brian (Celtic, Irish, Gaelic): could also mean "strength". Bryen is also a derivative of Bryan (English).

Associated with: high (great), noble.


Bryen has 4 variants: Brain, Brien, Brion and Bryon.

7 more related forms via Brian, Bryan: Bri, Briano, Briant, Bryant, Brye, Bryent and O'Brien.

Creative forms:
(male) Bayen, Bryben, ..

(female) Bryba, Brynee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bryen Stephon (B.S.), ..

How popular is Bryen?

Bryen is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#111119 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Brain, Brian (#189 in 2015), Brien, Brion, Bryan (#166), Bryant (#624) and Bryon are the prominent varying forms of Bryen (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Briano, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Bryen reached its most widespread in the 1970s (average #498) and has become significantly diminished since (#1282, 89.1%), with forms such as Bryan becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brain, Brian, Brien, Brion, Bryan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bryant, Bryon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bryen is alike in pronunciation to Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Bron, Brown, Bruin and Bryn. Other recommended names are Arden, Aren, Arien, Arjen, Arlen, Armen, Arren, Arsen, Barden, Barren, Barten, Baylen, Ben, Bergen, Beven, Beyren, Biren, Boden, Borden, Bowen, Boyn, Braden, Brae, Brayden, Braylen, Breed, Brent, Bret, Broden, Bryce, Brycen, Brylee, Bryley (see Briley), Bryly (see Briley), Bryse, Brysen, Brysin, Bryson, Byren, Byrn, Dryden, Freen, Irven, Oren, Orren, Orsen and Ryen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bryen.

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