GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: bree-AN-ə, bree-AHN-ə, brie-AN-ə   [key]
Meaning & History
Feminine form of BRIAN. This name was used by Edmund Spenser in 'The Faerie Queene' (1590). The name was not commonly used until the 1970s, when rapidly became popular in the United States.
Related Names
MASCULINE FORMS: Brian, Brion, Bryan, Bryon
OTHER LANGUAGES: Brianna (Irish)
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