If your name is Briana, you have many artistic talents and abilities, which are indicative of your deeply sensitive and emotional nature. You have potential abilities and interest in all kinds of arts and crafts, drama, and music. Your emotional nature is also apparent when it comes to your tendency to help others. You are sympathetic and humanitarian, and social justice is something that is extremely important to you. If you are not careful, this can even become something of a problem for you because you become overly involved in other people’s problems and overly emotional about trying to help them. You may also sometimes become disappointed because, even after you help others, you find that they don’t acknowledge your help or reciprocate when you need assistance. This is all because you have such high ideals, so don’t lose them! Just make sure you maintain a proper balance between helping others and staying emotionally and physically healthy yourself!
You have a fine mind and intellect, and you can put this to work in many different contexts. You are motivated towards financial success—both because you appreciate the finer things in life and because you success allows you to help others. You place an extremely high value on your personal relationship, and need to both give and receive love and affection.
Briana is a feminine form of the boys’ name Brian. Brian, in turn, comes from the Old Celtic word “bre” meaning “hill”, “high place”, or “high noble.” The name Briana was used by Edmund Spenser for a character in his epic poem “The Faerie Queene” in 1590.
The name Briana (with one “n”) came to popular usage in the United States in 1973--three years before the double “n” variation Brianna in 1976. Briana came to the Top 100 in 1991 and stayed there until 2001. Today, the double “n” variety is enjoying more popularity than Briana in the United States. Despite the Irish origins of Briana and Brianna, it is popular as a modern name almost exclusively in the United States.
First on our list of celeb Brianas is Briana Evigan, a well-known actress and dancer. (She is the daughter of actor Greg Evigan, known for his role in “My Two Dads.”) Briana Evigan first came to the public’s attention in her role in the dance drama Step Up 2: The Streets. She has also appeared in numerous music videos as a dancer and as an actress in numerous horror flicks, including Sorority Row. Our next famous Briana comes from the world of sports: Briana Scurry, long-time starting goalkeeper from the United States women’s national soccer team, including two gold medal Olympic teams in 1996 and 2004. She also was the starting goalkeeper for the women’s professional soccer team, the Atlanta Beat.