Meaning of the Irish name Brian. Listen and learn how to pronounce Brian so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.
MEANING: From brigh “”high, noble, strong.”” This is one of the most widespread Irish names ever, in honour of the most revered High King of Ireland, Brian Boru (read the legend) who defeated an army of invading Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 but died of wounds he received in the battle. Kincora – a poem by James Clarence Mangan (translated).
GENDER: Boy | Male
IRISH NAME: Brian
PRONUNCIATION: “”bree + an””
ENGLISH: Brian (pron. “”bry + an””)
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Brian and read along with the meaning)