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Meaning of Brianna

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The name Brianna has the following meaning:

One who is strong, virtuous, honorable and exalted. The feminine form of Brian. A name which has existing since the 1500s.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Brianna is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 18 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Brianna fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 1 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 24 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Brianna in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Brianna is pronounced as bree-an-nuh


Brianna originates from the Irish language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Brianna and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Brianna: Boys - Darbrey, Devlin, Girls - Keira, Mollie, Muirne, Niamh, Oma, Both genders - Regan


Popular Variants for the name Brianna: Breeana, Breeanna, Brenne, Breona, Breonna, Bria (Irish), Brianda, Briann, Briannah, Brianne, Briannon, Brie, Brielle (Irish), Brienna, Brienne, Bryana, Bryann, Bryanna, Bryna, Brynelle, Brynn (Irish), Brynna, Brynnan, Brynne


We think the name Brianna should fall under the following style category: Celtic.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Brianna to be: Bright and well mannered woman

In one word, you might describe Brianna as a(n) "bright" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Brianna (or its variants) are:

Brianna Glenn, born on 18 April, a famous athlete. Brianna Glenn's background: An American long jumper. She finished ninth at the 2002 World Cup and seventh at the 2006 World Athletics Final.

Brianna Keilar , born on 21 September, a famous media personality. Brianna Keilar 's background: A recently hired general assignment reporter for CNN in the Washington, D.C. bureau. She previously worked for CNN Newsource as a national correspondent, also in Washington, D.C.

Briana Evigan, born on 23 October, a famous actress. Briana Evigan's background: An American actress. Her movie debut was in the 1996 movie House of the Damned, where she played the daughter of her real-life father. In 2003 she appeared in the Linkin Park video for their single called 'Numb'.
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