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The BRYAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 55,269 542 0.020 205
United States (1880 census) 15,403 371 0.031 308
Change since 1880 +39866 -171 -0.011 -103
Other Countries
Australia 1,901 863 0.012 116
United Kingdom 11,657 511 0.025 254
Top States for BRYAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 5,425 305 0.034 339
Texas 4,887 496 0.023 234
California 3,616 870 0.011 107
Georgia 3,133 303 0.038 383
North Carolina 2,544 438 0.032 316
Top States for BRYAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 1,941 351 0.044 436
Georgia 3,133 303 0.038 383
South Carolina 1,498 406 0.037 373
Oklahoma 1,272 325 0.037 369
Florida 5,425 305 0.034 339

Notes

'A figure of zero 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 BRYAN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BRYAN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BRYAN in Florida than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BRYAN by picking someone at random in Alabama than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BRYAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BRYAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BRYAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BRYAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 951 1.72
Native American/Alaskan 376 0.68
Asian/Pacific 276 0.5
White (Caucasian) 46,691 84.48
Black/African American 5,654 10.23
White (Hispanic) 1,326 2.4

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BRYAN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BRYAN in historical publications

BRYAN. BRYANT. Bryan is a Celtic personal name of great antiquity, implying originally, regains, or chieftain.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to BRYAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BRYAN.

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.

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

Potential typos for BRYAN

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