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Gender: F Pronunciation: Bree-ANN-ah Origin of Breanna: Spelling variation of Briana Breanna's Popularity in 2016: #787

The further you move away from the original Briana, the feminine form of Brian first used by Edmund Spenser in The Faerie Queen, the more invented and less authentic you get. But many parents want the distance from Brian as Breanna -- or Breana or Breeanna or any of the other variations -- feels more like its own name.

Famous People Named Breanna

Breanna Jessop Brown, daughter of Robyn and Kody Brown on TLC's "Sister Wives"
Breanna Christine Conrad, American TV personality, sister of Lauren Conrad

Pop Culture References for the name Breanna

Breanna Barnes, character on TV's "One on One"