Brian

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Male Male Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Celtic name of uncertain meaning.

Theories include

1) Old Celtic *brig = 'high', 'noble' [1]

2) Old Celtic bre = 'hill' [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

Brian
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Swedish
Briand
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Danish Swedish
Brion
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Danish
Brjánn
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Icelandic
Bryan
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

For female forms see Brianna

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Brian
Genitive: Brians
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Brian
Accusative: Brian
Dative: Briani
Genitive: Brians
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Brian
Genitive: Brianin
Partitive: Briania
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Brian
Genitive: Brians
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Brian
Genitive: Brians

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

5 September

Norway Norway

5 September

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Brian Nielsen (born 1 April 1965), Danish professional boxer
  • Brian Laudrup (born 22 February 1969), Danish former professional football player

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[4]
0 n.a. 18439 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[5]
0 1 846 1322
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 776 n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
0 0 n.a. 471
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Brian(m) Sources: [5][4][6][7]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Brian(m)

Sources: [5] [4] [6] [7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi