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What does Brion mean?

Brion Pronunciation of Brion as a name for boys means "high, noble". Brion is an alternate spelling of Brian (Celtic, Irish, Gaelic): could also mean "strength".


ASSOCIATED WITH high (great), noble


VARIANTS Bryon, Bryen, Bryan, Brien, Brain

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA BRIAN Bri, Briano, Briant, Bryant, Brye, Bryent, O'Brien

(male) Beron, ..

(female) Brida, ..

Brion Emrys (B.E.), ..

How popular is Brion?

Brion is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#23884 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Brion entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #1027 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Brion are Bryan (#232 VIA LATEST LIST), Brian (#235), Bryant (#684), Brain, Brien and Bryon. These forms of Brion reached the apex of their popularity 48 years ago (USAGE OF 2.5%) and are now much less widespread (USAGE 0.2%, 92%), with forms such as Bryon going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brion, Brain, Brian, Brien, 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

Brion is alike in pronunciation to Bran, Brann, Bren, Brenn, Bron, Brown, Bruin and Bryn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adrion, Ardon, Arion, Armon, Arnon, Aron, Arron, Arvon, Aryon, Bain, Bardon, Baron, Barron, Barton, Berton, Bevon, Biron, Borbon, Bordon, Bradon, Breton, Brice, Brick, Brigg, Brik, Brily (see Briley), Brit, Briton, Britt, Britton, Broc, Brod, Brok, Brook, Brunon, Bryson, Buiron, Burton, Byron, Darion, Deion, Dion, Dorion, Eion, Eron, Erron, Eurion, Evion, Garion, Gurion, Lion, Marion, Orion, Oron, Orson, Orton, Oryon, Rion, Sion, Torion, Triton, Urson and Zion. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brion.

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