Bryan
Origin/Usage
Irish
Pronunciation
BRIE-ən
Meaning
Noble man
Like the Name Bryan?
BOYS
+ Bryan
GIRLS
+ Add to My Favorites

More info about the name "Bryan"

Bryan is the spelling variant of Brian. The origin of the name Brian is not exactly clear. Most sources suggest that it comes from Irish and Breton languages and it means “noble, high man”, derived from the Celtic element ‘bre’, which means ‘hill’. Brian is known from Irish mythology, and it was also the name of the Irish king Brian Boru. As a masculine given name it started to be used in the Middle Ages, sort of died out afterwards, and gained its popularity back in the 20th century. Both spellings of Brian and Bryan are equally used.

Popularity of the Name Bryan
Also Spelled Like...

Brian

Famous Bryans

Bryan Adams - musician
Bryan White - musician
Bryan Brown - actor
Bryan Corey - baseball player
Bryan Dattilo - actor
Bryan Helmer - hockey player
Bryan Little - baseball player
Bryan McFadden - musician
Bryan Cranston - actor
Bryan Ferry - musician

+ Add a Name · View More
Do you like the name Bryan?
Discussion on the name Bryan
Weekly Prize Big thumb slide2  1

Rockin’ Green eco-friendly cleaning products are for families that care about their health and their planet. Unsatisfied with the “green” cleaning products on the market, Kim, a mom of three, created her own special non-toxic laundry soap formula that works tough on dirt and stains while being gentle to the environment, your family, and your budget. From Kim’s kitchen to now a well-known brand, Rockin’ Green is a family favorite for cleaning all types of spills, messes, stains, and funk around your house.What makes Rockin’...

The BellyBallot Story

We built BellyBallot to make naming your baby more fun. In under 2 minutes, parents can involve friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to vote on their favorite names. Parents can now include loved ones from all over the globe on the joyous occasion of celebrating a new child's life.