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Brian (sometimes spelled as Bryan) is a common name in the English language. The name came from Irish and Breton origins. The name is also a surname of Occitan origins.The exact meaning of Brian is not known. However, it is possible the name is from Old Celtic, meaning "high" or "noble".

People named Brian

  • Brian Blessed (born 1937), English actor
  • Brian Clough (1935–2004), British football manager
  • Brian Cowen (born 1960), former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland
  • Brian Cox (born 1946), Scottish actor
  • Brian De Palma (born 1940), American film director
  • Brian Eno (born 1948), English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer
  • Brian Epstein (1934–1967), English businessperson, manager of The Beatles
  • Brian Johnson (born 1947), member and lead vocalist of the hard rock band AC/DC
  • Brian Jones (1942–1969), founding member, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist in the English rock group The Rolling Stones
  • Brian Jossie (born 1977), American professional wrestler performing under the ring name of Abraham Washington
  • Brian Joubert (born 1984), French figure skater and 2007 World Champion
  • Brian Lara (born 1969), former West Indian cricketer
  • Brian Laudrup (born 1969), former Danish international soccer player
  • Brian Littrell (born 1975), member of the boy band, The Backstreet Boys
  • Brian May (born 1947), famous guitarist from the band, Queen
  • Brian Molko (born 1972), lead vocalist of the band Placebo
  • Brian Mulroney (born 1939), former Canadian prime minister (1984–1993)
  • Brian Williams (born 1959), anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News on the NBC Television Network
  • Brian Wilson (born 1942), member of American music group, The Beach Boys
  • Brian Wilson (born 1982), pitcher for the San Francisco Giants
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