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Gender: F Meaning of Brianna: "strong, virtuous and honorable" Origin of Brianna: Feminine variation of Brian Brianna's Popularity in 2015: #82

Many different versions of Brianna are in the Top 1,000 -- a sure sign that, though pretty, Brianna's gotten more and more difficult to make distinctive. This is the most popular spelling, at Number 82. It entered the US list in 1976, rose to the Top 100 in 1988, then got as high as Number 14 in 1999. Country singer Trace Adkins called his daughter Brianna. Though it sounds like it might be a modern invention, the name actually appeared as far back as the sixteenth century in Edmund Spenser's poem The Faerie Queen.

Famous People Named Brianna

Brianna Perry, American rapper
Brianna Adkins, daughter of country singer Trace Adkins
(Megan) Brianna McConnell, actress; twin sister Brittany McConnell
Brianna Monique Garcia-Colace, WWE Diva "Brie Bella"

Pop Culture References for the name Brianna

Brianna is a character trilogy Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke.
Brianna "The Breeze", character in the Gone series by Michael Grant
Brianna, character in "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac"
Brianna, from the movie "A Cinderella Story"
Brianna "Bree" Timmins, from Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
Brianna Bauer, antagonist in the children's book series, "The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes"
Brianna, main character's younger sister in the "Dork Diaries" series
Brianna, antagonist in Melody Carlson's "Never Been Kissed"