Meaning and Origin of Brian - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Brian

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Strong

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish and English : variant spelling of Bryan.
  • French and English : from the Celtic personal name Brian, which contains the element bre- ‘hill’, with the transferred sense ‘eminence’. See also Bryan.
  • French : nickname from Old Occitan brian ‘maggot’.

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