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The name Brian is of Celtic origin, and means brave or virtuous.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Brian has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Brian
Use of the Name Brian for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
1,111,876 1,055,516 392,992 89,229 40,129 14,858 7,219
The table below indicates the number of times the name Brian has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Brian first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1925, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Brian
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
192587059  
192695251  
192775775  
1928599106  
1929559111  
193064491  
193160296  
1932537119  
1933449152  
1934404186  
1935345255  
1936289344  
1937228519  
1938204608  
1939176810  
19401631,013  
19411531,118  
19421391,529  
19431201,930  
19441171,949  
19451131,992  
19461032,577  
1947953,442  
1948953,358  
1949863,835  
1950794,462  
1951745,087  
1952645,745  
1953526,658  
1954488,083  
19554010,104  
19563214,623  
19572617,480  
19582419,231  
19592220,714  
19602021,984  
19612022,529  
19622023,235  
19632024,115  
19642024,177  
19651924,547  
19661427,233  
19671028,632  
19681029,911  
1969931,675933130
1970831,898885150
1971932,584884150
1972836,284794171
1973835,651822159
1974834,442908139
1975830,545878151
1976830,471873154
1977832,454831180
1978929,375858171
19791028,630930158
19801228,676882173
19811426,549999145
19821425,805  
19831426,010942157
19841724,683973148
19851823,051  
19862020,989  
19872020,345  
19882219,493  
19892418,092  
19902716,907  
19913014,917  
19923114,087  
19933412,529  
19943711,630  
19953610,983  
19963610,466  
1997379,722  
1998419,137  
1999438,792  
2000438,936  
2001468,277  
2002518,058  
2003587,639  
2004597,219  
Totals:  1,111,876 2,336

During the last 125 years, parents have used Brian as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Brian appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 80 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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