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bryan

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
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
brian, brion, Briand
english
brian, bryant, brion, bryon
finnish
brian
irish
brian, brion, bryon, Brían
norwegian
brian
swedish
brian, 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
faroese
brian
gaelic - latinized
Brianus
greenlandic
brian
icelandic
Brjánn
polish
Brajan
serbian
Brajan

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

6
Numerological Values:
6

Number 6 is associated with nurturing, sympathy, balance, civic sense and responsibility. People with name-number 6 place high priority on family. They are also willing to shoulder responsibilities and execute them in the best manner possible.

Chakra Number:
6: The number of the Third Eye "Ajna"

Indigo is the color of the sixth energy centre - your third eye chakra. It is the color that opens the consciousness and brings awareness to higher planes and connects us with the spiritual world. Discover the hidden meanings within this deep blue color.

Color meaning:

The color indigo is the color of intuition and perception and is helpful in opening the third eye. It promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation, helping you achieve deeper levels of consciousness. It is a color which relates to the "New Age" - the ability to use the Higher Mind to see beyond the normal senses with great powers of perception. It relies on intuition rather than gut feeling.

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