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Briana, Brianna, Brieanna, Breanna, Brenna
Pronunciation /briˈænə/ bree-AN or
/briˈɑːnə/ bree-AH-nə
Gender Female
Word/name English
Meaning a feminine form of Brian also meaning high, noble and strong
Other names
Related names Brian[1]

Brianna, Breanna, Breanne, Brianne, 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] It is a portmentau of the masculine name, Brian, and the feminine name, Anna. The name is a relatively modern one and was occasionally used in England from about the 16th century and on. In recent years, the name has become increasingly popular (especially in the United States).[2]

Variant spellings of Brianna include: Bryanna,[3] Breanna,[1] Brianne, and Brina.[2] Breanne is variant form of Breanna.[4]

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

People with the given name[edit]

  • Brina Palencia (born 1984), American voice actress, voice director, and singer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Brianna". Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Brianna". Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bryanna". Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Breanna". Retrieved 23 November 2009.