Gender: Female Meaning of Briana: "strong, virtuous, honorable" Origin of Briana: Feminine variation of Brian Briana's Popularity in 2019: #561

Briana Origin and Meaning

The name Briana is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "strong, virtuous, honorable".

Spelled this way, Briana was coined by Edmund Spenser for his great literary work, The Faerie Queene, which gives the now-overexposed name a far classier pedigree than it's usually credited with. But spelling variations Breana, Breanna and onward are popular too, though feel more invented -- probably because they are. One enduring appeal of Briana and sisters is that they're girl names that mean strong, brave, or powerful, which may be why George R. R. Martin names his warrior maiden Brienne of Tarth.

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kittylover777 Says:


I'm making a character in my story with "Breanne" as a middle name... her first name's Alexis.

EvelinRose Says:


I'e never had a Brianna/Briana/Breanna in school. My middle name is Breann and I have a cousin named Brianna who I've never met, but that's about it.

Briana Louise Walker Says:


Really? I never had a classmate with my name, a couple 'Brianna's but that's about it. Maybe it depends on where you live. The only annoying part about having this name for me is everybody pronouncing it bree-ann-uh instead of bree-aw-nuh

Briana Says:


Speaking as a Briana, PLEASE don't name your kid any version of this unless you want her to go her entire life with at least one other kid in the class with her name. It really sucks.