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brian

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > celtic
ORIGIN:
irish (gaelic)  /  breton  /  occitan 
NAME ROOT:
(*BRIGONOS) > BRIAN
MEANING:
This name is of Irish and Breton origin, as well as a surname of Occitan origin. It is possible that the name is derived from an Old Celtic word, meaning “noble, strong, and virtuous” or a borrowing from the Proto-Brythonic “*brigonos”, meaning “high, noble”. The name is quite popular in Ireland, on account of Brian Boru (~941–1014), (Old Irish: Brian Bóruma Mac Cennétig, Modern Irish: Brian Bóroimhe), an Irish King who ended the domination of the high kingship of Ireland by the Uí Néill. The name was also quite popular in East Anglia during the Middle Ages. This is because the name was introduced to England by Bretons following the Norman Conquest. Bretons also settled in Ireland along with the Normans in the 12th century, and 'their' name was mingled with the 'Irish' version. In Goidelic mythology, and especially in Scotland, Brian was a pompous man who helped Cailleach rescue Deò-ghrèine. He was a son of Tuireann, and brother to Iuchar and Iucharba.
KEYWORDS:
CELTIC MYTHOLOGY

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • irishirish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
bryan, brion, Briand
english
bryant, bryan, brion, bryon
finnish
bryan
irish
bryan, brion, bryon, Brían
norwegian
bryan
swedish
bryan, Briand
FEMININE
danish
brianne, brianna, briana
english
breana, breann, breanna, breanne, brianne, bryana, bryanna, bryanne, brianna, briana, bryna, Brienne
finnish
brianna, briana
irish
brianna, bryna
norwegian
brianna
swedish
brianne, brianna, briana

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
croatian
Brajan
gaelic - latinized
Brianus
icelandic
Brjánn
polish
Brajan
serbian
Brajan

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

8
Numerological Values:
8

A person with name-number 8 is ambitious, confident, practical and has a great ability to execute plans. They are achievers and seek to reach the top of their field through hard work.

Chakra Number:
8: The number of the Chakra "Etheric Body"

At the base of the skull or Cerebellum and is also found to be linked to the causal chakra just above the crown chakra to the left in the etheric body. This center enables the individual to achieve advanced out-of-body projection, etheric projection, spiritual perception, and spiritual wisdom. I use the word spiritual here because these abilities and ideas are larger than the self and the earth and is were the ability of remote viewing resides.

Color meaning:

Black is the color of the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, creating an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world. In color psychology the meaning of the color black is protection from external emotional stress. It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self-confidence. In times of fear and uncertainty black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility.

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Brian Moore (born 1962), English Rugby Union Footballer And Commentator
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Brian Smith (born 1949), British-canadian Guitarist (trooper)
Brian Smith (born 1954), Australian Rugby League Footballer And Coach
Brian Smith (born 1955), English Professional Footballer
Brian Smith (born 1959), American Sports And Celebrity Portrait Photographer
Brian Smith (born 1966), Australian Rugby Footballer And Coach
Brian Smith (born 1966), Former American Football Player
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Brian Thomas Smith (born 1977), American Actor And Comedian
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Brian Viloria (born 1980), American Boxer
Brian Warner (marilyn Manson) (born 1969), American Singer
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