Origin:Irish
Popularity:558
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
    Actor
  • Brian Boitano
    Figure Skater
  • Brian Littrell
    Singer
  • Brian Williams
    News Anchor
  • Brian Wilson
    Singer

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Source: Social Security Administration

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