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What does Brianna mean?

Brianna Pronunciation of Brianna as a girls' name is pronounced bree-AHH-ah. It is of Irish, Gaelic and Celtic origin, and the meaning of Brianna is "high, noble, exalted". May also possibly mean "strong". A contemporary feminine form of Brian, found occasionally in England since the 16th century. See also Brionna.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, high (great), noble, exalted, strong, england, 16th century


VARIANTS Brana, Breanna, Breanne, Bree, Breeann, Breeanna, Breeanne, Breena, Bri, Bria, Briahna, Briana, Briand, Brianda, Briane, Briann, Briannah, Brianne, Brianni, Briannon, Briauna, Briaunna, Brie, Brieann, Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne, Brieon, Brina, Briney, Brinn, Brinna, Briny, Bryana, Bryann, Bryanna, Bryanne, Bryauna, Bryn, Bryna, Brynna, Brynnan, Brynne, Breayanna


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA BRIONNA Briona, Brione, Brionne, Bryonna



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How popular is Brianna?

Brianna is a very popular first name for females (#738 out of 4276, Top 17%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Brianna was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #14 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #132. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brianna name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Brianna (#132 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Breanna (#1044), Breanne, Bree (#1624), Breeann, Breeanna, Brenna (#1083), Bria (#762), Brian, Briana (#541), Brianda, Briann, Brianne, Briauna, Brie, Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne, Briona, Brionna, Bryana, Bryanna (#1530), Bryn (#1333), Brynna and Brynne. Adoption of these relations of Brianna was well-received in 1996 (MEDIAN #1181) and is now much less (#1681, DOWN 84%), with versions such as Brian becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brianna, Breanna, Breanne, Bree, Breeann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Breeanna, Brenna, Bria, Brian, Briana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brianda, Briann, Brianne, Briauna, Brie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne, Briona, Brionna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bryana, Bryanna, Bryn, Brynna, Brynne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brianna, Breanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brianna is alike in pronunciation to Brani, Breana, Breauna, Breawna, Breeana, Breeauna, Breiana, Breina, Brennah, Breona, Breonna, Brioni, Briony, Bronia, Bronny, Bronya and Bruna. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abrianna, Adrianna, Alianna, Ariadna, Ariana, Arianna, Arianne, Arionna, Aryanna, Avianna, Belanna, Bianca, Bianka, Bibianna, Branca, Branda, Branka, Brann, Brayne, Breanda, Breann, Breaunne, Breiann, Brenn, Brenne, Brinda, Britania, Britannia, Britanny, Chianna, Cianna, Crisanna, Darianna, Dianna, Dorianna, Elianna, Erinna, Gerianna, Gianna, Ilianna, Iriana, Jianna, Karianna, Kerianna, Kianna, Lianna, Marianna, Olianna, Oriana, Orianna, Quianna, Rhianna, Rianna, Shianna, Sianna, Tianna, Urbanna and Vianna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brianna.

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