The origin of the name is uncertain.
Bryan is a variant of the name Brian.
It means “honorable” or “strong”.
Possibly derives from the Celtic word “bre”, meaning “hill”.
Sources mention that Bryan may be a Celtic, Irish, Breton or Occitan name.
Feminine forms of the name are Bryana, Bryanne, Breana.
Other forms of the name are Brian, Brion, Bryon, Bryen.
Famous bearers are Bryan Lee Cranston, Bryan Adams, Bryan Ferry, Bryan Robson, Bryan Brown, Bryan Williams aka Baby or Birdman, Bryan Dexter Holland, Bryan Lee, Bryan Ruiz.
Bryan Cranston is an American actor, screenwriter and director.
He became widely known for his role in the drama tv series “Breaking Bad”, for which he earned several awards nominations and wins, such as four Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series”.
He has also appeared in several critically acclaimed films, such as “Saving Private Ryan”, “Little Miss Sunshine”, “Argo”, etc.
He was also nominated for Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for his leading role in the 2015 Jay Roach’s film “Trumbo”.
Bryan Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist and activist.
He became widely known in 1983, after releasing his album “Cuts Like a Knife”, which went three times platinum in Canada, platinum in the United States and sold more than two million copies all over the world.
His fourth album “Reckless” reach no. 1 on the Billboard charts and also became a worldwide hit.
His song “Everything I Do I Do It For You”, written with M. Kamen and R. “Mutt” Lange, for the film “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” and the album “Waking Up The Neighbors”, became an enormous success all over the world.