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Wiktionary

  1. brianverb

    To keep fire at the mouth of (as of an oven), to give light or to preserve heat.

  2. Briannoun

    A male given name from Irish.

    "What the deuce is their fancy for calling the young beggar Brian?" he inquired."Is it Brian Boroimhe they have gone back to, or is it some of her people, or what?"

  3. Etymology: From English dialectal, probably variant of brine, from brine, from brune, from bryne, from bruniz, from bʰrenu-. Cognate with brin, brin, bryne, bruni. More at burn.

Wikipedia

  1. Brian

    Brian (sometimes spelled Bryan in English) is a male given name of Irish and Breton origin, as well as a surname of Occitan origin. It is common in the English-speaking world. It is possible that the name is derived from an Old Celtic word meaning "high" or "noble". For example, the element bre means "hill"; which could be transferred to mean "eminence" or "exalted one". The name is quite popular in Ireland, on account of Brian Boru, a 10th-century High King of Ireland. The name was also quite popular in East Anglia during the Middle Ages. This is because the name was introduced to England by Bretons following the Norman Conquest. Bretons also settled in Ireland along with the Normans in the 12th century, and 'their' name was mingled with the 'Irish' version. Also, in the north-west of England, the 'Irish' name was introduced by Scandinavian settlers from Ireland. Within the Gaelic speaking areas of Scotland, the name was at first only used by professional families of Irish origin. It was the fourth most popular male name in England and Wales in 1934, but a sharp decline followed over the remainder of the 20th century and by 1994 it had fallen out of the top 100. It retained its popularity in the United States for longer; its most popular period there was from 1968–1979 when it consistently ranked between eighth and tenth. The name has become increasingly popular in South America - particularly Argentina and Uruguay since the early 1990s. The surname Brian is sometimes an English and Irish variant spelling of the surname Bryan. The English and French surname Brian is sometimes derived from the personal Celtic personal name shown above. The surname Brian can also sometimes be a French surname; derived from the Old Occitan word brian, meaning "maggot" and used as a nickname.Variants of the name include Briant, Brien, Bran, Brion, Bryan, Bryant, Brjánn (in Icelandic) and Bryon. Variant spellings such as "Brien" are sometimes used as female given names, especially among members of the Irish diaspora.

Rap Dictionary

  1. briannoun

    To give brain means to perform oral sex on someone. Giving brain and dont stop, Knoc Danm you! -- Knoc-Turn'al Ft. Dr. Dre & Missy Elliott (Knoc (clean Version))

Editors Contribution

  1. Brianadjective

    I, one of the Brians, offer that a def which I saw stated that it meant Honor and Fidelity. Sounding the syllables, bri/an, its sounds could be related to Lion, a Proud beast, and br. Perhaps related to the hebrew /br/ as in bresheit of Gen 1.1 usage. Perhaps the word-name is far older than you imply. Plus i consider the Israelite dispersions before christ to be when they travelled along n. Africa to Spain, and continued up coast and along mountains... Maybe this is something. Consider all the people names European that end with -ish. Hebraically significant.


    Submitted by anonymous on October 3, 2021  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Brian' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2478

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Brian' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1384

Anagrams for Brian »

  1. riban

  2. abrin

  3. bairn

  4. brain

  5. rabin

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brian in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Brian in a Sentence

  1. Frank Reich:

    Brian has the toughness and accuracy we look for in a quarterback and hes been in offensive systems that are similar to ours, he has a tremendous amount of experience and is a proven leader. Brians knowledge will be a valuable resource in supporting Jacoby and the team on and off the field. Were excited to have him here.

  2. Brian Wood:

    Brian Wood holds an alligator head as he wears a mask made from an invasive Florida python snake in his workshop in Dania, Fla on April 8. (Charles Trainor, Jr./Miami Herald via AP) CROCODILES FLOOD MEXICAN BEACH CLOSED TO TOURISTS BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS A 10-foot snake could make as many as 10 masks, according to Wood. People are telling me they want to buy 5, 12 of these masks, so Ill definitely be buying snakes from local hunters.

  3. David Rinetti:

    The Angels didnt starter Andrew Heaney said. Many of The Angels didnt, including Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin, took a knee for the national anthem while As players Khris Davis and Tony Kemp raised a right fist to the air. Los Angeles opened the season in Oakland for a fourth straight year. TWO DECADES At age 40, Albert Pujols earned Albert Pujols 20th consecutive opening day start in as many years the fifth player to start the opener in 20 straight years. The others : Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Eddie Murray and Frank Robinson. Pete Rose went 0 for 3 with a walk. Pretty spectacular, isnt it ? New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. That puts it all in perspective how great New Angels manager Joe Maddon is, what New Angels manager Joe Maddon career has looked like, just to get 20 opportunities, right, youve got to be good. Weve had a lot of great conversations lately, he and I. Very happy for him and his family. I know its important to him. Hes definitely ready to rock and roll. TRAINERS ROOM Angels : New 3B Anthony Rendon missed the opener with an oblique injury. Hes been progressing, Im encouraged, New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. Athletics : LHP A.J. Puk, on the injured list with a strained shoulder, played catch. General manager David Forst said Puk would go to the clubs alternate site in San Jose when the club hits the road. Puk had cortisone and platelet rich plasma injections Monday. Its going to be at least a couple weeks of just playing catch, manager Bob Melvin said. Were a ways off before we have an update on him. WHAT A FEAT David Rinetti, As vice president of stadium operations, marked David Rinetti 40th opening day with the organization after working David Rinetti first in 1981 as a high school junior. David Rinetti received a 113-page document to get the ballpark ready in two weeks. Its pretty incredible. It was a lot of work.

  4. Mat Staver:

    Kim Davis said Monday that her name and title would not appear on the forms and later that same day the Governor said the forms were valid, and Judge( David) Bunning's order releasing Kim Davis said a form altered by Brian the day after the contempt hearing while Kim was in jail was valid. ...

  5. Josh Taylor:

    That is the extent of our conversation with them, it's my understanding we have had some conversations with Brian Laundrie attorney but certainly nothing to the level of providing us the details that we would like.

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