Gender: Male Meaning of Bryan: "strong, virtuous, and honorable" Origin of Bryan: Variation of Brian, Irish Bryan's Popularity in 2018: #232

The name Bryan is a boy's name of Irish, British origin meaning "strong, virtuous, and honorable". Bryan is ranked #232 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Most Common Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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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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namefreak218 Says:


It's my dad's name too!

unicornluvgirl Says:


My dad's name!