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Possibly of Celtic origin.

Feminine form of the name Brian.

Several sources associate the name with the Celtic word “bre”, meaning “hill”, in which case, by extension, the name’s meaning is “high” or “honourable”.

It was spelt “Briana” for the first time in Edmund Spencer’s epic poem “The Faerie Queene”.

Variant forms of the name are Brianna, Breanna, Brianne, Brienne, Bryana, Bryanne, Brienna.

Masculine forms of the name are Brian, Bryan, Bryon, Brion, Brien.

Famous bearers are Briana Corrigan, Briana Evigan.