BRIEN

American Surname Summary Data for BRIEN

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,565 11302 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 796 6575 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +1769 -4727 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 931 1769 0.006 57
United Kingdom 973 5371 0.002 21

Top States for BRIEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 241 6880 0.001 13
Massachusetts 206 3598 0.003 32
California 170 12587 0.001 5
Louisiana 133 3603 0.003 30
Florida 127 12081 0.001 8
Top States for BRIEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 70 1012 0.011 109
Rhode Island 112 1170 0.011 107
New Hampshire 74 2200 0.006 60
Montana 53 1916 0.006 59
Vermont 30 2860 0.005 49

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BRIEN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BRIEN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BRIEN in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BRIEN by picking someone at random in North Dakota than anywhere else.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BRIEN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.

BREEN
BRUEN
BRIEN
BREHM
OBRIEN
BYRNE
BRYNE
BRENNAN
BRANNAN
BEIRNE
BREHENY
BURNIE
BARROWMAN
BRIAN
BIRNIE
BRYON
BRIENO
BRION
BREN
BORNMAN
BRENEMAN
BRINN
BRYAN
BRIN
BERNI
BERNHEIM
BERNEY
BERMAN
BERMEA
BERMEO
BERNE
BERNAU
BERNA
BERN
BARROM
BARANOW
BARN
BARNA
BARNE
BARNEY
BARNO
BARRAN
BARREN
BARRENA
BARRINEAU
BARHAM
BARRON
BARRYMAN
BEARMAN
BEAUBRUN

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of BRIEN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.

BREIN BIREN RBIEN BRIE BRIEA BRIENA BRIENE BRIENI BRIENO