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Briana, Brianna, Brieanna, Breanna, Brenna
Pronunciation/briˈænə/ bree-AN or
/briˈɑːnə/ bree-AH-nə
Meaninga feminine form of Brian also meaning high, noble and strong
Other names
Related namesBrian[1]

Brianna, Breanna, Breanne, Brianne, Briana, Brina, and Bryanna are feminine given names. Brianna is a feminine English language form of the masculine Irish language name Brian as "Briana" is the original spelling.[1] The name is a relatively modern one and was occasionally used in England from about the 16th century and on; Briana is the name of a character in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene.[2] In recent years, the name has become increasingly popular (especially in the United States).[3]

Variant spellings of Brianna include: Bryanna,[4] Breanna,[1] Brianne, and Brina.[3] Breanne is variant form of Breanna.[5]

Other variant spellings of the name include Briana or Breeann. Bri is a common nickname and/or derivative name. It can be considered offensive to refer to a Brianna as Brian.

People with the given name[edit]

  • Brianna Brown (born 1979), American actress
  • Brie Bella (born 1983), ring name of Brianna Monique Danielson
  • Brianna Denison (1988–2008), American college student and murder victim
  • Brianna Glenn (born 1980), American long jumper
  • Brianna Keilar (born 1980), American journalist
  • Brianna Stewart, possibly an alias of Treva Throneberry (born 1969), American imposter
  • Brianna Taylor (born 1987), American television personality, singer and songwriter
  • [[Brianna mcmahon beautifulness prettiness amazingness
  • Brina Palencia (born 1984), American voice actress, voice director, and singer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Brianna". Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  2. ^ "The Faerie Queene Characters". eNotes. Inc. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Brianna". Retrieved 23 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Bryanna". Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Breanna". Retrieved 23 November 2009.