Quick Facts on Bryanna
- American, Irish
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Characteristics of Bryanna
Etymology & Historical Origin - Bryanna
Bryanna is an Americanized twist on Briana/Brianna (the female equivalent of Brian). Briana and Brianna were THE “it”-girls of the 1990s so we were surprised to see new coinages like Breanna and Bryanna show up shortly thereafter. Briana started out as an obvious girl-version of Brian in the 1970s right around the time that Brian became a gigantic success in America and a Top 10 favorite choice among parents. The development of a feminized form of this name naturally followed. Then Briana caught on like wild fire and soared up the charts in the 1980s and 90s. This is when Bryanna joined the fun. Bryanna is different in pronunciation from Briana, Brianna and Breanna (which have the “bree” sounding first syllable); Bryanna sounds more true to BRI-an (pronounced “bry” like “cry”). Brian is a name of Irish origin from the Gaelic “brígh” meaning “noble, strong, virtuous”. Unlike the modern-day female versions, Brian has been around for centuries on the Emerald Isle.
Popularity of the Name Bryanna
Bryanna first appeared on the American female naming charts in 1989 in reaction to the growing popularity of Brianna, Briana and Breanna. A light bulb went on over some American parent’s head when they thought, “Hey, let’s make this name more original by pronouncing it BRY-anna!” and so a name was born. And others followed suit. Like her sister names, Bryanna saw most of her success in the 1990s; although this particular spelling variation never saw anything beyond mild moderation on the charts. Now that we’ve entered the 21st century Bryanna has completely reversed her course and is fast going out of style. Brianna is s till a Top 50 in America but Bryanna is no longer top of mind. Compared to Brianna, Bryanna is a lot more awkward to say and to spell. Bryanna sort of breaks up the natural flow of Brianna somehow.
Popularity of the Girl Name Bryanna
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Bryanna
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Bryanna
Bryanna We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Bryanna.
Popular Songs on Bryanna
Bryanna - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Bryanna.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Bryanna
Bryanna and the Sand (Jeffrey Yosick) - A wonderful warm summer morning and Bryanna s father has an exciting day planned. They are going for a walk along the beach together. Bryanna and her father enjoyed going on walks together. It was a great way for them to spend time with each other, and traveling to the beach for the day would make things extra special. There are many wonderful moments spent between Bryanna and her father while at the beach, moments that become memories to hold onto forever. As the day winds to a close, Bryanna s father uses a simple handful of sand to teach her a lesson that will last a lifetime. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Bryanna
Famous People Named Bryanna - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Bryanna.
Children of Famous People Named Bryanna
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Bryanna - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Bryanna.
Bryanna - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Bryanna - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Bryanna.
Personality of the Girl Name Bryanna
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Bryanna