Brian Name Meaning and Origin

Brian is a Boy name. The name is originated from ‘Gaelic’ origin. The baby name Brian means “Noble Man”.


Brian Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Gaelic”



Brian is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “BRIE + an”


Brian Name Meaning:

The origin of the name Brian is not exactly clear. Most sources suggest that it comes from Irish and Breton languages and it means noble, high man, derived. As a male given name it started to be used in the Middle Ages, sort of died out afterwards, and gained its popularity back in the 20th century. Brian is known from Irish mythology, and it was also the name of the Irish king Brian Boru.



It is a baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Bryan, Bryant, Briano, Briant, Bryon, Brien, Bryen, Brion, Bryent


Famous people with this name:

Brian Boru, King of Ireland;

Brian Douglas Williams, American broadcast journalist;

Brian Eno (aka Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno), English musician;

(Martin) Brian Mulroney, 18th prime minister of Canada;

Brian Russell de Palma, American film director;

Brian Manion Dennehy, American actor;

Brian Anthony Boitano, American figure skater;

Brian McKnight, American singer;

Brian Austin Green, American actor;

Brian Samuel Epstein, English manager of The Beatles;

Brian Edward Gottfried, American tennis player;

Brian Holden, American actor, singer, writer;

Brian Minchin, British TV producer;

Brian Douglas Wilson, American musician of The Beach Boys;

(Louis) Brian Piccolo, American NFL football player, subject of film “Brian’s Song”;

Brian Howard Clough, English footballer and manager;

Brian de la Puente, American football player;

Brian Kerwin, American actor;

Brian Urlacher, American football player;

Brian Denis Cox, Scottish actor;

Brian Regan, American comedian;

Brian Justin Crum, American musician ;

Brian Rosenthal, American actor and singer;

Brian Thomas “B-Rok” Littrell, American singer of the Backstreet Boys;

Brian Logan Dales, lead singer of American band The Summer Set;

Brian Leo Bianchini, American model/actor;

Brian May, guitarist for British band Queen;

Brian Hallisay, American actor;

Brian Howe, American actor;

Brian Phillip “Head” Welch, guitarist for American band Korn;

Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley, American actor and Rapper;

Brian ‘Q’ Quinn, American comedian from The Tenderloins and Impractical Jokers;

Brian Awadis aka FaZe Rug, American YouTuber;

Brian Sean O’Connor (b. 2007), son of American television personality Kevin O’Connor;

Brian Jones, Multi-instrumentalist and rhythm guitarist for The Rolling Stones;

Brian Ross Weitz, musician and founding member of the band Animal Collective;

Brian Johnson, lead singer of AC/DC;

Brian Kang/Kang Yonghyun, bassist, singer, songwriter, and rapper of the South Korean band Day6; more popularly known by his stage name Young K;

Brian Firkus, American musician, TV personality, and drag queen;

Brian Timothy Geraghty, American actor




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