Namesakes

Canadian Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Brian Mulroney   1984-1993  
Fictional Characters from Books: 1 hero
Albus Dumbledore (a.k.a. Brian)   1997   Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone  
Fictional Characters from Television: 7 characters
Patrick Lockhart (a.k.a. Brian)   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Brian Cooper   1993   Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman  
Brian Griffin   1999   Family Guy  
Brian Fuller   2000   Gilmore Girls  
Brian Hastings   2001   24  
Brad Bellick (a.k.a. Brian)   2005   Prison Break  
Brian Darling   2007   Dirty Sexy Money  
Hall-of-Famers: 2 football, 1 ice hockey
(ice hockey) Brian Leetch   2009  
(football) Brian Dawkins   2018  
(football) Brian Urlacher   2018  
Harry Potter Characters: 1 character
Albus Dumbledore (a.k.a. Brian)  
Irish High Kings: 1 king
King Brian Bórú   1002-1014  
Irish Presidents and Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
(prime minister) Brian Cowen   2008-2011  
Most Valuable Players: 1 winner
Brian Sipe   1980   football  
Nobel Prize Winners: 2 physics, 1 chemistry, 1 medicine
(medicine) Peter Medawar (a.k.a. Brian)   1960  
(physics) Brian David Josephson   1973  
(physics) Brian Schmidt   2011  
(chemistry) Brian Kobilka   2012  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 11 actors
Brian Dennehy   1938-2020  
Brian Cox   1946-  
Brian Kerwin   1949-  
Brian Benben   1956-  
Brian McNamara   1960-  
Brian Krause   1969-  
Brian Austin Green   1973-  
Brian Klugman   1975-  
Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges (a.k.a. Brian)   1977-  
Brian Dietzen   1977-  
Brian Gleeson   1987-  
Notable Athletes: 5 football, 1 driving, 1 ice hockey
(football) Brian Sipe   1949-  
(ice hockey) Brian Leetch   1968-  
(football) Brian Dawkins   1973-  
(football) Brian Urlacher   1978-  
(driving) Brian Vickers   1983-  
(football) Brian Orakpo   1986-  
(football) Brian Quick   1989-  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 director
Brian Klugman   1975-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television
(television) Brian Williams   1959-  
Notable Musicians: 3 musicians, 1 singer
Jet Black (a.k.a. Brian)   1938-     
Brian Wilson   1942-     
Brian Eno   1948-     
Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges (a.k.a. Brian)   1977-   hip hop  
Olympic Medalists: 7 bronze, 2 gold, 1 gold/silver
(bronze) Brian Eric Phelps   1960   diving - platform  
(bronze) Brian Job   1968   swimming - 200 m breaststroke  
(bronze) Brian Brinkley   1976   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Brian Goodell   1976   swimming - 1500 m freestyle; swimming - 400 m freestyle  
(bronze) Brian Diemer   1984   3000 m steeplechase  
(bronze) Brian Loyd   1996   baseball  
(gold) Brian Lewis   2000   4x100 m relay  
(gold/silver) Brian Price   2008; 2012   rowing  
(bronze) Brian Barden   2008   baseball  
(bronze) Brian Duensing   2008   baseball  
Saints: 1 blessed
Blessed Brian Lacey   ?-1591  
Title Characters: 1 song
(song) Brian Eno   2010   Brian Eno