Brianna Meaning and Origin

Brianna is a girl’s name of Irish origin, meaning “strong, virtuous, and honorable.” Brianna is a feminine given name that has Irish and English origins. It is considered to be a modern variant of the name Brian or Bryan, which are derived from the Old Celtic name “Brían,” meaning “strong” or “virtuous.” Sources believe the name first entered the scene in the 16th century with Edmund Spenser’s poem “The Faerie Queen.” It is a variant of Briana. The name Brianna emerged in the United States in the latter half of the 20th century and gained popularity in the 1970s. Brianna has several variations and alternative spellings, including Breanna, Breana, Brianne, and Bryanna. 

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