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bryon

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

  • irishirish
  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
brian, bryant, bryan, brion
irish
brian, bryan, brion, Brían
FEMININE
english
breana, breann, breanna, breanne, brianne, bryana, bryanna, bryanne, brianna, briana, bryna, Brienne
irish
brianna, bryna

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
croatian
Brajan
danish
brian, bryan, brion, Briand
faroese
brian
finnish
brian, bryan
gaelic - latinized
Brianus
greenlandic
brian
icelandic
Brjánn
norwegian
brian, bryan
polish
Brajan
serbian
Brajan
swedish
brian, bryan, Briand

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#2780UNITED STATES RANKING

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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