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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Bryan
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Bryan in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Bryan:
Records indicate that 366,944 boys in the United States have been named Bryan since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1985, when 8,713 people in the U.S. were given the name Bryan. Those people are now 31 years old.
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Comments about the name Bryan
Based on the comments submitted below
9 Positive Comments
"i like this name spelt with an "y" rather then a "i" its just better idk y lol" Jul. 17, 2009:
"I love the name Bryan as it is my husbands name. People misspell it a lot but it bothers me more than it does him." Apr. 8, 2009:
"My name is Bryan - love it and have so since 1048! My parents names me after Williams Jennings Bryan - the great orator of the 1920's" May. 28, 2008:
"haha. my brother name is bryan people always spell his name with an 'I' instead of a y though." Feb. 14, 2008:
"This is my name. All the Bryans with a "y" that I've met have been great people too. All very intelligent." Jan. 5, 2008:
"This boy that I absolutely love is named Bryan.. i really like his name lol.." Nov. 3, 2006:
"I love the name Bryan because it is a strong boy's name." Dec. 10, 2005:
"this is my name, i feel that people don't like bryan becuase it's used to much but i disagree...it's a perfectly normal and nice name for any guy. "Bryan" means: "the strong one" ...think about that hah!" Nov. 24, 2005:
"Bryan is a classic Irish name. We named our son Bryan w/ a "Y" to be a bit different. While it's different, it's still pretty easy to find personalized items w/ this spelling." Jul. 26, 2005:
8 Neutral Comments
"Hello, Im Bryan, obviously. Im 14, and im no too sure if i favor my name or not. I like its unique difference from other names, and i like how it is spelled with a Y rather than with an I. :)" May. 26, 2010:
"Our baby boy born in 2008 is Bryan after an athlete that we liked. I love it with a "Y". Not to be different, I just love the way it looks- a mix between Brian & Ryan." Jan. 16, 2009:
"My name is Bryan, I am 12 and have brown hair, blue eyes, and glasses. I'm pretty smart. Almost everyone I meet spells it "Brian" which is very annoying. Sometimes my non-immediate family even spells it wrong! Also, sometimes when I was little I would be called "Cryin Bryan" because I cried a lot. Also, I have never met another Bryan, but I see a Bryan in a yearbook here and there." Oct. 7, 2008:
"I don't feel special, i hang out with a bunch of Bryans all spelled differently of course. And when someone says hey Bryan, we all look and say HUH?" Dec. 14, 2007:
"Hate this name ...spells like im dyslexic see cant spell" Dec. 5, 2007:
"My name is Bryan, Because of the popularity of "Brian" mine gets misspelled All of the TIME. I'm 34 now but back in the day, I could count of a lot of Bryans/brians in my classes. These days, I think its a bit dated. I'm not a big fan of it; it has very few good nicknames..." Jul. 21, 2007:
"My name is Bryan with a y and I am 23 years old and still get a little made when some misspells it with and I. I think it is a nice name and because of my red hair and features think it fits me." Mar. 22, 2007:
"My brother's name is Bryan. Most people seem to confuse it with Ryan or almost always spell it "Brian". He likes his name for the most part though. We don't personally know anyone else that spells it with a "y", so it is kind of neat to be different." Jan. 15, 2007:
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