Origin:Irish
Popularity:550
Meaning:Strong, virtuous
Bryan is a boy’s name of Irish origin. The original spelling, Brian, gets its meaning from the Irish word brígh, meaning “strong” and “virtuous.” Most notably born by Brian Boru, the last high king of Ireland in the 11th century, this name can inspire baby to find his inner might and use it for good. While Brian remains the more popular spelling in Ireland, Bryan has taken off overseas and is certainly the go-to spelling in the US. For those wishing to honor Irish heritage or simply wanting to instill strength and leadership in their little one, Bryan might just be the perfect name.

Famous People Named Bryan

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Bryan Adams
    Singer
  • Bryan Bickell
    Hockey Player
  • Bryan Cranston
    TV Actor
  • Luke Bryan
    Musician

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Source: Social Security Administration

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