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Gender: Female Meaning of Brianna: "strong, virtuous and honorable" Origin of Brianna: Feminine variation of Brian Brianna's Popularity in 2017: #123

The name Brianna is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "strong, virtuous and honorable". Brianna is ranked #123 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Strong Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Many different versions of Brianna are in the Top 1000 -- a sure sign that, though pretty, Brianna's gotten more and more difficult to make distinctive. This is the most popular spelling. 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.

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Famous People Named Brianna

Brianna Perry aka Lil' Brianna, American rapper
Brianna Lynn Brown, American actress
Brianna Marie Keilar, American TV journalist
Brianna Caitlin Hildebrand, American actress
Brianna Decker, American ice hockey player
Brianna Love, American adult film actress
Brianna Lea Pruett, American singer-songwriter
Brianna Taylor, American reality TV personality and singer
(Megan) Brianna McConnell, actress; twin sister Brittany McConnell
Brianna Monique Garcia-Colace aka Brie Bella, American pro wrestler
Brianna Adkins, daughter of country singer Trace Adkins

Pop Culture References for the name Brianna

Brianna, character in the Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke
Brianna "The Breeze," character in the "Gone" series by Michael Grant
Brianna, character in "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac"
Brianna, character in movie "A Cinderella Story"
Brianna "Bree" Timmins, character on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
Brianna Bauer, character in "The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes"
Brianna, main character's younger sister in the "Dork Diaries" series
Brianna, character in Melody Carlson's "Never Been Kissed"
Nickname: Breezy
Brianna Hanson, character in "Grace and Frankie"
Brianna Randall Fraser Mackenzie, character in the Outlander Series, daughter of Jamie and Claire


Brianna Says:


Thankyou! Amber is a beautiful name

eveyalecia Says:


Brianna is very pretty, but I know so many people with variations of this name that it has unfortunately lost its distinctiveness for me.

CatherineAnn Says:


Love this name! Especially paired with the middle name Renee

Amber Says:


Brianna is a very beautiful name! When I hear the name it makes me think of a beautiful young girl/lady that is intelligent, flawless, graceful, and is a very compassionate person.

Guest Says:


I like this spelling but I'd hate for people to keep saying breANNa