[ 3 syll. brian-na, br-ia-nna ] The baby girl name Brianna is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced BRiy-AA-Nuw- or BRiy-AENNuw- †. Brianna's language of origin is Celtic. It is predominantly used in English and Irish. It is derived from the word brígh with the meaning 'strength, power, force'. The name was coined recently in the late 20th century.
Brianna is a form of the English Abrianna.
Brianna is the feminine version of the English, Gaelic, and Irish Brian.
The name Brianna is widely used; it has 57 forms. Forms of the name include Abrianna, Brana, Brea, Breana, Breann, Breanne, Breayanna, Breeana, Breeanna, Breeanne, Bren, Brenna, Brenne, Breona, Breonna, Briand, Brianda, Briane, Briann, Briannah, Brianne, Brianni, Briannon, Brie-Ann, Brieann, Brielle, Brienna, Brienne, Brieon, and Brina. Other English forms include the shortenings Bri and Bria (used in Irish too), the familiar forms Bree and Brie, and the spelling variants Breanna, Briahna, Briana (used in Irish too), Briauna, Brieanna, Bryana, Bryanna, and Bryauna.
Brianna is a popular baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1970s up to the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only very light use. At the peak of its usage in 2000, 0.646% of baby girls were named Brianna. It was #15 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #132 with a usage of 0.121%, but it was nevertheless the 2nd most popular after Brielle, out of all girl names in its family. It was 31% more frequently used than Brianna in 2018. In the last century Brianna has primarily been a baby girl name.
Baby names that sound like Brianna include Bayarmaa, Breana, Breanna, Breonna, Briana, Brianni, Brione, Brioni, Brionna, Briony, Bronia, Bryana, Bryanee, Bryani, Bryanna, Bryoni, Bryonie, Bryony, Virginia, and Baran.
† Pronunciation for Brianna: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)"