Gender: Male Meaning of Brien: "strong, virtuous, and honorable" Origin of Brien: Irish

Brien Origin and Meaning

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iipostmvh Says:


Just goes to show that pronunciation is key and that there is a link to pronunciation and spelling. I'm sure many people pronounce Brian just like this and because of that think it should be spelled differently. But really, the "a" and "n" should be articulated.

As a side note, I initially read this as Bree-en