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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.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.
Masculine FormsBrian, Brion, Bryan, Bryon
User SubmissionBríana

Categories

actresses, Edmund Spenser characters, literature, trendy
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute