Bryan

Bryan - A very unique male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bryan, meaning strong, virtuous, and honorable, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #1020. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bryan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bryan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Bryan. The baby boy name Bryan was given to 3,053 baby boys in 2012, ranking #120 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 538 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bryan peaked in popularity 41 years ago in 1977 on position 42.



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Bryan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bryan is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #60 - and is the least popular in Minnesota at position #319.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Bryan is where you live.


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Bryan origin and meaning

Bryan is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means strong, virtuous, and honorable. To see famous people named Bryan, pop culture references for the name Bryan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bryan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Bryan, sorted by popularity.

Brian / Byron / Brennan / Brayan / Barney / Bryon / Bruno / Brennen / Bernie / Brain /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012120
2011110
201097
200992
200882
200778
200666
200572
200465
200364
200264
200169
200070
199974
199874
199769
199666
199570
199466
199361
199257
199161
199057
198956
198854
198751
198647
198548
198448
198347
198249
198148
198049
197946
197843
197742
197643
197547
197445
197343
197245
197148
197053
196951
196851
196752
196652
196563
196470
196373
196282
196182
196089
195994
1958101
1957115
1956132
1955176
1954203
1953209
1952228
1951231
1950247
1949250
1948287
1947278
1946302
1945352
1944329
1943350
1942362
1941430
1940441
1939463
1938514
1937598
1936626
1935622
1934618
1933626
1932573
1931575
1930618
1929535
1928560
1927678
1926560
1925562
1924699
1923795
1922724
1921669
1920798
1919854
1918879
19171006
19161442
19151072
19141054
19131020

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia60
Florida77
New Jersey81
Texas83
California89
Nevada95
New York101
Maryland106
North Carolina107
Delaware110
Connecticut127
Arizona137
Virginia141
Georgia141
Massachusetts148
Tennessee152
Washington154
New Mexico158
Kentucky160
South Carolina161
Illinois162
Colorado164
Arkansas167
Louisiana180
Rhode Island181
Oklahoma185
Idaho188
Alabama192
New Hampshire192
Utah193
Oregon213
Hawaii215
Mississippi218
Pennsylvania219
Missouri229
West Virginia232
Nebraska240
Kansas244
Michigan253
Ohio277
Iowa282
Indiana283
Wisconsin307
Minnesota319

Even more about Bryan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Bryan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bryan?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1977
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Bryan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 538
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +3,053

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