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Gender: Male Meaning of Bryan: "strong, virtuous, and honorable" Origin of Bryan: Variation of Brian, Irish Bryan's Popularity in 2017: #210

The name Bryan is a boy's name of Irish, British origin meaning "strong, virtuous, and honorable". Bryan is ranked #210 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Most Common Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Duggarlike Game: With a twist!".

From the experts:

An alternate spelling of Brian, Bryan's one of the most enduring of Irish imports. Bryan is now slightly more popular than the original, with associations to Bryan Cranston, Bryan Ferry and Bryan Brown.

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Famous People Named Bryan

Bryan Lee Cranston, American actor
Bryan Adams, Canadian singer-songwriter
Bryan Ferry, English lead singer of band Roxy Music
Bryan Fuller, American screenwriter and showrunner, creator of "Pushing Daisies" and "Hannibal"
Bryan Robson, English footballer and manager
Bryan Singer, American film director
Bryan Williams aka Birdman aka Baby, American rapper
Bryan-Michael Cox, American pop songwriter
Bryan Kirkwood, American actor; twin brother Denny Kirkwood
Bryan Davis, American Christian fantasy novelist
Bryan Brown, Australian actor (married to actress Rachel Ward)
Bryan Lanning, American vlogger as part of "Daily Bumps"
Bryan Dawson, American musician of rock band "The Cab"
Bryan Le, Youtube star
Bryan Johnson, actor and star of AMC's Comic Book Men

Pop Culture References for the name Bryan

Bryan, from The Crazie Crew and Team Edge (YouTube)