Brian

Of Celtic origin, this name means “strong, virtuous, honorable.” Mix the letters around, as people inevitably will, and you’ve got “brain” … so you may as well add “smart” too.

Nicknames:

Bri.

Famous people named Brian:

Actors Brian Austin Green, Brian Dennehy, and Brian Kerwin; singers Brian McKnight, Brian Wilson, and Brian Littrell; figure skater Brian Boitano; football player Brian Piccolo.

Fun fact:

Shock rocker Marilyn Manson’s real name is Brian Warner.

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