If your name is Brianna, you crave adventure, new experiences, and meeting new people. You are quick-thinking and flexible and always ready to take on the next challenge. People are naturally attracted to your energetic and exuberant personality. You are very friendly and gregarious and enjoy spending time with others.
Though you may sometimes feel a little bit of self-doubt or lack of confidence, you’ll never show it, and before long, you’ll be off on your next adventure! Though you might find yourself a bit too open to suggestion (especially when someone is suggesting something fun and exciting), you are naturally rebellious and willing to take risks, which is valuable as you seek new and exhilarating experiences. Because of your charisma and charm, you are also able to convince others to join you on your adventures. Because you are fearless, you may need to rein yourself in a little bit so as not to take unnecessary risks in your search for thrilling experiences. You love travel and have no problem accepting the change that new places and new experiences bring to your fun and exciting life!
The name Brianna originates with the Celtic word “bre”, meaning “high, noble, strong, virtuous.” It is thought that bre led to the masculine name Brian, which in turn led to the feminine form Briana. Edmund Spenser used the name Briana for a character in his epic poem “The Faerie Queene” in 1590. Finally, a second “n” was added to Briana, creating the form Brianna.
The name Brianna has Irish origin but has become popular almost exclusively in the United States. It showed up in usage in the US in 1976, and by the 1990s it found its way to the Top 50 most popular girls names. Other popular forms include Briana and Breanna.
Soap opera fans are sure to know Brianna Brown, who portrayed Lisa Niles on General Hospital in 2010 and 2011. She also had roles in the films “Knocked Up” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin.” Well-known directory Brian DePalma named his daughter Brianna, as did “little bit country” entertainer Marie Osmond.