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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. bree-AN-ə
, bree-AHN-ə
, brie-AN-ə
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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 it rapidly became popular in the United States.
DiminutiveBria
Masculine FormsBrian, Brion, Bryan, Bryon
User SubmissionBríana

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