Meaning : High, Noble, Taken from the celtic word "bre" which means hill. The name was first used by Irish King Bryan Boru which lead to its popularity in Ireland., High, noble, High; noble,

Origin : Gaelic, Ancient Irish, Celtic, Irish, English,

Pronunciation : (BRAY-ahn), BRY un, BRIE-ən (Irish, English)  ,

Used : Irish name of uncertain etymology. It is generally thought to be of Celtic origin, but its meaning is disputed. Some believe it to be derived from the root bri (force, strength), brîgh (valor, strength), or bruaich (a hill, steep, high). The name was introduced to different parts of England in the Middle Ages by Scandinavians from Ireland and by Bretons from Brittany. Var: Brien, Bryan. Short: Bri.,

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Numerology information Brian:

numerologyName Number: 8 Meaning: Outer, Body, Physical, Ambition, Power, Progress, Career, Success, Respect, Fame, Means, Karma


Additional information Brian:

additionalBrian Dennehy, actor. Brian De Palma, movie director. Brian Cox, actor.


additionalNorse Meaning: The name Brian is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Brian is: Strong.

additionalAmerican Meaning: The name Brian is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Brian is: Strong.

additionalCeltic Meaning: The name Brian is a Celtic baby name. In Celtic the meaning of the name Brian is: In use in England since the Middle Ages. Possibly connected with the Irish word for Hill thus 'He ascends.'. Also some texts define it as Strong. 10th century Brian Boru was a high king and great national hero of Ireland.

additionalEnglish Meaning: The name Brian is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Brian is: Brought to England by the Breton companions of William the Conqueror, this name is originally derived from the Irish word for hill.

additionalWelsh Meaning: The name Brian is a Welsh baby name. In Welsh the meaning of the name Brian is: Legendary son of Turenn. 'Strong'.

additionalLong the more popular of the Brian/Bryan duo, this version’s finally fallen behind. Both names have been declining slowly but steadily since the ’70s, but Brian’s fall has been much more drastic, since its peak of eight in ’70 and from ’72 to ’77 was far higher than Bryan’s peak of 41 in ’77. Despite its drop down the charts, the name remains a strong, solid choice for a little boy. It also has a pretty nice meaning -- it’s likely linked to the Celtic “bre” which means “hill” or “high and noble.”

additionalThe meaning of this name is not known for certain but it is possibly related to the old Celtic element bre meaning "hill", or by extension "high, noble". It was borne by the semi-legendary Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century. He was slain in the Battle of Clontarf, though his forces were decisively victorious. The name was common in Ireland before his time, and even more so afterwards. It came into use in England in the Middle Ages, introduced by Breton settlers. It subsequently became rare, but was revived in the 20th century.


Definition funny of Brian:

urbanThe name Brian is of Celtic origin and means; Strength and Honor. He is a very intelligent guy, who keeps his priorities straight and is extremely well rounded. Not only is he smart, but he is athletic, handsome, sexy, funny, and a great guy to hang out around. Trust me his somewhat klutzy personality can be funny when he plays the role/ He can often be very dramatic, in the good way. He is one of those guys that you can just share about anything with. He instantly just gains your trust. He is very reliable. Brian will always be there for a friend, no matter what the conditions. Brian is very creative and loves to contribute ideas. He has dreams of changing the world, and making it a better place for all to live. He is always true to who he is. He is a natural born leader, who can lead a group of people yet still have time for each individual. Only the lucky girls will get to be in a relationship with this guy, but anyone can be his friend.

urban"Man isn't he dreamy. He is such a Brian." "That's my best bud right there. He is the greatest Brian ever." "Everyone bow down to the Brian." "Only a Brian can save all of humanity". "He just pulled a Brian."

urban1. A guy who's heart is captured by the same girl always yet lives his life as if she didn't exist when she's not around. 2. Term for the best guy friend conversationalist. Someone you can vent to an actually get feedback and opinions. 3. A reliable "lean on me" kinda friend

urban1. "God, he's really in denial about that girl---he's acting like a Brian." 2. She thanked him for listening and named him her Brian. 3. "You've been such a Brian to me since I met you. Thanks for always being there for me."

urbanA highly intelligent guy who is handsome, funny, sexy, a great kisser, and is hung like a horse. Basically the TOTAL PACKAGE! A guy that every woman wants to be with, but only the hot ones get the privilege of having him.

urbanWoman: I’m the luckiest woman in the world… Her Girlfriend: Why is that? Woman: Because… I have a Brian! Her Girlfriend: Damn girl… You are lucky… Can we share him? Woman: Sure!! Sounds like fun… He’s hung like a horse, so there’s plenty to go around!! Her Girlfriend: Great!! Let’s go get started then…

urbanAn intelligent, sexy, well rounded guy. Can be shy at times, but is liked by mostly everyone. He is lay back, but is a natural born determined leader of the masses, if only he can get over his fear of success. He is ambitious, but is also very prone to laziness. A Brian is often labeled as arrogant, but when you get to really know him, you'll find out he's just timid. Brians are nurturers, protectors, and appreciators of humanity. As partners, Brians see femininity as part of themselves, as a result, Brians find it incredibly easy to please the lady in their life. Brians are adored by women, and are often prone to promiscuity, unless a person of equal wit and intelligence keeps them interested. As lovers, Brians take the award as sex-machines, period! Brians are intimately affectionate, passionate intense lovers. Sex with a brian is like awakening an unknown side of yourself, so make sure you fasten your seat belt! And I MUST say again, Brians are INTENSE lovers, and will quickly learn which buttons to press, when & where; and rapidly understand your bodies language of pleasure. A Brian can also be very mistrusting of others, and as shy observers, can come off as antisocial. Brians can be prone to depression, social disconnection and have a tendency to enjoy alcohol to the point of self-destruction. Negatively, Brians can be truly despised by close friends. Because Brians are very intelligent, they are good at getting revenge, and can be cold-hearted sarcastic assholes!


Expression information Brian:

expressionPeople with this name are competent, practical, and often obtain great power and wealth. They tend to be successful in business and commercial affairs, and are able to achieve great material dreams. Because they often focus so strongly on business and achievement, they may neglect their private lives and relationships.


Soul information Brian:

soulPeople with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details.


Songs about Brian:

songsBrian & Vince Experience (The Rap) - Suburban Legends

songsBrian Hennessey written - Shel Silverstein, performed

songsBrian Song (Monty Python) - Michael Palin, Andre Jacquemin and Dave Howman  

songsBrian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies  

songsBrian Wilson Said - Tears for Fears  

songsWhat Would Brian Boitano Do? - Trey Parker and Matt Stone

songsBefore I'm Yours [feat. Brian Logan Dales] by Cole Plante from the Album Before I'm Yours

songsHey Sexy Lady [feat. Brian & Tony Gold] by Shaggy from the Album The Boombastic Collection - Best of Shaggy (International Version)

songsFalling Apart [feat. Brian Wilson] by Emile Haynie from the Album Falling Apart

songsLet It Snow (Album Version) [feat. Brian McKnight] by Boyz II Men from the Album The Beast Of/20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection

songsBrian's Song (Theme) by Henry Mancini from the Album Hollywood's Forgotten Gems (Scores & Songs from the Attic) Volume One

songsBrian Wilson by Barenaked Ladies from the Album Gordon

songsSealed With A Kiss (Karaoke Version) [In The Style Of Brian Hyland] by The Karaoke Channel from the Album Karaoke - In the style of Brian Hyland - Vol. 1


Books about Brian:

booksBrian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones by Paul Trynka (Oct 9, 2014)

booksBrian Mays Red Special: The Story of the Home-made Guitar That Rocked Queen and the World by Brian May and Simon Bradley (Oct 1, 2014)

booksBrian's Return by Gary Paulsen (Mar 13, 2012)

booksBrian S. Pratt's Worlds of Fantasy Box Set (Box Sets of a Fantasy Nature Book 1) by Brian S. Pratt (Sep 16, 2014)

booksBrian's Winter by Gary Paulsen (Mar 13, 2012)

booksBrian Froud's Faeries' Tales by Brian Froud and Wendy Froud (Sep 16, 2014)

booksBrian's Hunt by Gary Paulsen (Mar 13, 2012)


Movies about Brian:

moviesSteven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brain: The Complete First Volume 1995 NR CC -

moviesSteven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain: The Complete Third Volume 1997 NR CC -

moviesSteven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain: Vol. 2 1997 NR CC -

moviesRichard Dawkins with Brian Greene [HD] 2014 NR CC - Runtime: 1 hr 17 mins Starring: Richard Dawkins and Brian Greene Directed by: 92Y

moviesRedwall Season 1 1999 TV-G CC - Directed by: Raymond Jafelice

moviesLate Night with Jimmy Fallon: In Conversation with Brian Williams: Live at the Paley Center 2013 NR CC - Runtime: 1 hr 12 mins Starring: Jimmy Fallon Directed by: The Paley Center for Media

moviesUncle Brian [HD] 2013 NR CC - Runtime: 1 hr 25 mins Starring: Daniel MacLean, Nicole Tiraborelli, et al. Directed by: Nick McAnulty


Famous about Brian:

famousBryan Greenberg (alt. spelling) - actor

famousBryan Adams (alt. spelling) - musician

famousBrian Boitano - Olympic gold medalist

famousBrian Williams - journalist

famousBrian Austin Green - actor


Wiki information Brian:

Brian Boru
Military Commander, Military Person, Film subject, Noble person, Politician, Person, Deceased Person

Brian Boru was an Irish king who ended the domination of the High Kingship of Ireland by the Uí Néill. Building on the achievements of his father, Cennétig mac Lorcain, and especially his elder brother, Mathgamain, Brian first made himself King of...

Brian May
Hard rock Artist, Composer, Astronomer, Award Nominee, Person, TV program guest, Film actor, TV Actor, Broadcast Artist, Musical Artist

Brian Harold May CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built guitar, the Red Special. His compositions for the band include "We...

Comments and insights on the name Brian:
Personal experiences with the name Brian:

Brian is my husband's name- I love his name.

Nicknames for Brian:

Bri, Bri Bri, B-Ry, Brain, Bri Guy, Bri boy

Meanings and history of the name :

Gaelic for Strong One

Famous real-life people named Brian:

Brian Boru, Irish king
Brian Littrell, member of the Backstreet Boys
Brian McFadden, Irish singer
Brian Haley, American actor and stand-up comedian
Brian Haner, Jr., aka "Synyster Gates", lead guitarist of Avenged Sevenfold
Brian Haner, American musician and comedian
Brian Wilson, American singer/songwriter, leader of the Beach Boys
Brian Dennehy, American actor
Brian Jordan, retired NFL/MLB player
Brian Logan Dales, singer for The Summer Set dreams of being a horse
Brian Kenny, ESPN sportscaster
Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada (1984-1993)
Brian Regan, stand-up comedian
Brian Austin Green, American actor
Brian Schmidt, Australian astronomer and Nobel laureate in physics.
Brian McCann, MLB catcher for the Atlanta Braves.
Brian McKnight, singer-songwriter
Brian Banks, retired MLB player
Brian Johnson, contemporary worship leader
Brian Orakpo, American football linebacker for the Washington Redskins
Brian Urlacher, retired NFL player
Brian "Lou" Cotton, guitarist for the band We Came As Romans
Brian Williams, journalist and news anchor for NBC

Brian in song, story & screen:

"Life of Brian", Monty Python movie.
Brian Griffin, the talking dog on the animated TV series Family Guy.
Bad Sir Brian Botany, the character in a poem of the same name by AA Milne, author of "Winnie the Pooh".
"Brian's Song", book and film based on the life of football player Brian Piccolo.