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Wiktionary

  1. brian(Verb)

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

    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.

  2. Brian(ProperNoun)

    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?"

    Etymology: Borrowed from Irish Brian.

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. brian(noun)

    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))

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  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. abrin

  2. riban

  3. bairn

  4. brain

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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. Elizabeth Spayd:

    I don't think that there's going to be enough credibility that gets attached to that kind of an investigation when the people doing it … that have personal connections, personal relationships with Brian Williams.

  2. Matt Rushing:

    As we start to take the operators off these machines, Brian Headon're going to have questions about,' Can the machines go rogue ?'.

  3. Brian McKeon:

    Trump's' America First' has been' America Alone,' on Brian McKeon first day in office, [ Biden ] will get on the phone to key allies and say that America is back and America has your back.

  4. Terence Monahan:

    Brian was a great cop dedicated to keeping this city safe. In fact, just last night he arrested a man in possession of a gun in the very same precinct.

  5. Ken Sicknick:

    Brian is a hero and that is what we would like people to remember.

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