Feminine variation of Brian
"strong, virtuous and honorable"

Brianna Origin and Meaning

The name Brianna is girl's name of Irish origin meaning "strong, virtuous and honorable".
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.
# 184 in the US

Brianna Rank in US Top 1000

Brianna Popularity

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Famous People Named Brianna

  • Brianna Perry aka Lil' BriannaAmerican rapper
  • Brianna Lynn BrownAmerican actress
  • Brianna Marie KeilarAmerican TV journalist
  • Brianna Caitlin HildebrandAmerican actress
  • Brianna DeckerAmerican ice hockey player
  • Brianna LoveAmerican adult film actress
  • Brianna Lea PruettAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Brianna TaylorAmerican reality TV personality and singer
  • (Megan) Brianna McConnellactress; twin sister Brittany McConnell
  • Brianna Monique GarciaColace aka Brie Bella, American pro wrestler
  • Brianna Adkinsdaughter of country singer Trace Adkins

Brianna in Pop Culture

  • Briannacharacter in the Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke
  • Brianna "The Breeze" character in the "Gone" series by Michael Grant
  • Briannacharacter in "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac"
  • Briannacharacter in movie "A Cinderella Story"
  • Brianna "Bree" Timminscharacter on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
  • Brianna Bauercharacter in "The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes"
  • Briannamain character's younger sister in the "Dork Diaries" series
  • Briannacharacter in Melody Carlson's "Never Been Kissed"
  • Nickname: Breezy
  • Brianna Hansoncharacter in "Grace and Frankie"
  • Brianna Ellen Randall Fraser Mackenziecharacter in the Outlander Series, daughter of James “Jamie” Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser and Claire Elizabeth Beauchamp Randall Fraser