Hi I have noted there are a few "Brian's"on Site.
The name has long been popular in Ireland because of the national hero, Brian Boroimhe, but is also found in England in the Middle Ages, probably imported from Brittany. It reached Scotland in the reign of William the Lion 1165~1214,during whose reign Linaldus Brian is Mentioned,and also Brnard Brian, who gave a carucate in Hauden to the Abby of Kelso. The name came into use as a surname early in the fifteenth century when merchant navy and man of war ships started trading,and variants are Byan, Bryand and Bryane. Brian and Brianne are still in use as Christian names.