Meaning of name Brian and popularity around the world + anagrams
|Source||Meaning of Brian||Origin||Gender|
|Baby Names World||Noble, strong, virtuous; hill||Gaelic||Masculine|
|Behind the Name||The 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.||-||Masculine|
|Baby Zone||Popular name of uncertain meaning, but generally thought to be of Celtic origin; possible definitions include strength, ascension, or valor. The name is widespread in Ireland, partially due to the renown of Brian Boru, a high king and great national hero who crushed the Vikings'' attempts to take his country.||-||-|
|My Baby Name||Legendary son of Turenn. 'Strong'.||Welsh||Masculine|
|Baby Names Country||The Irish name Brian means - A name that means "strong and honorable." Brian Boru was a great 11th-century Irish king. Other famous Brians are actor Brian Donlevy and director Brian DePalma||Irish||-|
|Namespedia||Its source is an Ancient Celtic expression meaning 'exalted and high-minded' as well as 'strength with honor'.||Europe||Masculine|
|Search for Ancestors||Gaelic.   The nobly descended, from Bri, dignity, honor, and an, diminutive of that to which it is annexed, belonging to it; Gaelic, gin or gen, begotten. Bri, Welsh, honor; briadd, honorary. Bailey derives Brian from Bruiant, French, ciamorous. Brian, in the Gaelic, also implies one who is fair-spoken, wordy, specious.||-||N/A|
|Ancestry||Irish and English: variant spelling of Bryan.French and English: from the Celtic personal name Brian, which contains the element bre- ‘hill’, with the transferred sense ‘eminence’. See also Bryan.French: nickname from Old Occitan brian ‘maggot’.||-||N/A|
|Aboutnames||with a Celtic origin (Irish or Breton), but meaning not known for certain||Celtic||male|
|Nordic Names||Celtic name of uncertain meaning.|
|Baby Name Guide||Honorable||Irish||Boy|
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Anagrams for name Brian: Brain - Bairn - Barn I - Bran I - Bra In - Bar In - An Rib - Ran Bi
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