US Popularity:579
Meaning:High; noble
Brian is a masculine Irish name meaning “high” or “noble.” It is related to the old Celtic root brixs meaning “hill” or “high,” or the Old Irish word briíg, which translates to “might” or “power.” Brian is a name symbolic of strength and virtue, traits inspiring bravery, which will support them in reaching unimaginable heights.

Famous People Named Brian

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  • Brian Austin Green
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    Figure Skater
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  • Brian Williams
    News Anchor
  • Brian Wilson

Brian Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Brian is currently #159 on The Bump
Boy:Brian is currently #41 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Brian is currently #579 in U.S. births
Boy:Brian is currently #196 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 21
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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