Brian Swinton in the US

  1. #3,983,916 Brian Swartzlander
  2. #3,983,917 Brian Swayze
  3. #3,983,918 Brian Sweeting
  4. #3,983,919 Brian Swinderman
  5. #3,983,920 Brian Swinton
  6. #3,983,921 Brian Sytsma
  7. #3,983,922 Brian Syverson
  8. #3,983,923 Brian Tai
  9. #3,983,924 Brian Tamm
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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.
English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Lancashire and North and South Yorkshire, so named from Old English swīn ‘pig’, ‘wild boar’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
10,888th in the U.S.

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