Bryan - Meaning of Bryan

What does Bryan mean?

[ 2 syll. bryan, br-y-an ] The baby boy name Bryan is pronounced as BRIYaeN †. Bryan is largely used in English and German, and its origin is Celtic.

Bryan is an English and German spelling variant of the name Brian (English, Gaelic, and Irish).

Bryan is also a variant transcription of the name Bryant (English and Irish).

See also the related categories, english, celtic, and german.

Bryan is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity increased from the 1910s up to the 1970s. At the modest peak of its usage in 1977, 0.462% of baby boys were named Bryan. Its ranking then was #42. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity. In 2018, its usage was only 0.085% and its ranking #232, but it was nevertheless the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2018, Bryan was more commonly used than the next most popular name, Brian, by 0.954% .

Baby names that sound like Bryan include Brayan, Brian, Brianne, Bahram, Bairam, Bairn, Bajram, Baram, Baran, Barem, Barim, Barin, Barna, Barnee, Barney, Barni, Barnie, Barno, Barny, and Baron.

† Pronunciation for Bryan: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

Details of famous persons named Bryan:
Filmmaker Bryan Forbes, born John Theobald Clark, July 22, 1926, Stratford, London, England.
Singer Bryan Ferry, born 26 September 1945, Washington, County Durham, England.



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