Variation of Brian, Irish
"strong, virtuous, and honorable"

Bryan Origin and Meaning

The name Bryan is a boy's name of Irish, British origin meaning "strong, virtuous, and honorable".

An alternate spelling of Brian, Bryan's one of the most enduring of Irish imports. Bryan is now slightly more popular than the original, with associations to Bryan Cranston, Bryan Ferry and Bryan Brown.

# 305 in the US

Bryan Rank in US Top 1000

# 751 on Nameberry

Bryan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Bryan Popularity

Famous People Named Bryan

  • Bryan Lee CranstonAmerican actor
  • Bryan AdamsCanadian singer,songwriter
  • Bryan FerryEnglish lead singer of band Roxy Music
  • Bryan FullerAmerican screenwriter and showrunner, creator of "Pushing Daisies" and "Hannibal"
  • Bryan RobsonEnglish footballer and manager
  • Bryan StevensonAmerican lawyer and social justice activist
  • Bryan SingerAmerican film director
  • Bryan Williams aka Birdman aka BabyAmerican rapper
  • BryanMichael Cox, American pop songwriter
  • Bryan KirkwoodAmerican actor; twin brother Denny Kirkwood
  • Bryan DavisAmerican Christian fantasy novelist
  • Bryan BrownAustralian actor (married to actress Rachel Ward)
  • Bryan LanningAmerican vlogger as part of "Daily Bumps"
  • Bryan DawsonAmerican musician of rock band "The Cab"
  • Bryan LeYoutube star
  • Bryan Johnsonactor and star of AMC's Comic Book Men
  • Bryan Decharttwitch streamer and Connor from Detroit: Become Human

Bryan in Pop Culture

  • Bryanfrom The Crazie Crew and Team Edge (YouTube)