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brianna

FEMININE FORM:
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
  • finnishfinnish
  • irishirish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • spanishspanish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
brianne, briana
english
breana, breann, breanna, breanne, brianne, bryana, bryanna, bryanne, briana, bryna, Brienne
finnish
briana
irish
bryna
swedish
brianne, briana
MASCULINE
danish
brian, bryan, brion, Briand
english
brian, bryant, bryan, brion, bryon
finnish
brian, bryan
irish
brian, bryan, brion, bryon, Brían
norwegian
brian, bryan
swedish
brian, bryan, Briand
PET & SHORT FORM
english
bre, brea

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
icelandic
Bríana

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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5
Numerological Values:
5

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Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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