Brian Carriger in the US

  1. #8,145,202 Brian Carragher
  2. #8,145,203 Brian Carrara
  3. #8,145,204 Brian Carrasquillo
  4. #8,145,205 Brian Carreras
  5. #8,145,206 Brian Carriger
  6. #8,145,207 Brian Carrison
  7. #8,145,208 Brian Carrizales
  8. #8,145,209 Brian Carrozza
  9. #8,145,210 Brian Carry
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Meaning & Origins

Of Irish origin: perhaps from an Old Celtic word meaning ‘high’ or ‘noble’. The name has been perennially popular in Ireland, in particular on account of the fame of Brian Boru (Gaelic Brian Bóroimhe) (c. 940–1014), a warrior who was credited with driving the Vikings from Ireland and who eventually became high king of Ireland. In the Middle Ages it was relatively common in East Anglia, where it was introduced by Breton settlers, and in northern England, where it was introduced by Scandinavians from Ireland. It was quite popular in Yorkshire in the early 16th century, largely because it had long been a family name among the Stapletons, who had Irish connections. They first used it after Sir Gilbert Stapleton married Agnes, the daughter of the great northern baron Sir Brian fitzAlan. In Gaelic Scotland it was at first borne exclusively by members of certain professional families of Irish origin.
24th in the U.S.
Probably an altered spelling of Irish Carraher.
29,331st in the U.S.

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