- Celtic: Strength, ascension, or valor
This Celtic name is widespread in Ireland, partially due to the renown of Brian Boru, a high king and great national hero who crushed the Vikings' attempts to take his country. In more current times, Brian has established itself as a classic boys' name, although it's not as popular as it once was.
Actor Brian Dennehy, Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Actor Brian Austin Green, Singer Brian McKnight
Son of Jim Henson, Son of Sandra Day O'Connor, Son of Barry Bostwick