The name Briana is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "strong, virtuous, honorable". Briana is ranked #463 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".
From the experts:
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.