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pinWhat does O'Brien mean?

O'Brien /obri-en/ as a name for boys. The meaning of O'Brien is "high, noble". O'Brien is a version of Brian (Celtic, Irish, Gaelic): could also mean "strength". Compare last name Obrien.


O'Brien has 12 related forms via Brian: Brain, Bri, Briano, Briant, Brien, Brion, Bryan, Bryant, Brye, Bryen, Bryent and Bryon.

Kreatif forms: O'brienor, O'brienox, Oxo'brien. [more]

pinHow popular is O'Brien?

O'Brien is a rare first name for men. O'Brien is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of O'Brien and corresponding names. Brain, Brian (#168 2 years ago), Brien, Bryan (#148), Bryant (#581) and Bryon are the prominent related forms of O'Brien (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Briant, are uncommon. These relations of O'Brien were at the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5872%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3505%, 40.3%). Bryan has been the most popular choice, though Brian has become trendy as well over time, while Brain, Bryant and Bryon are now less common. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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