- Brianna is the female form of the name Brian, possibly from the old Welsh element bre (“hill”)  or brig, “high, noble”; possibly “strong” and a variant of Brighid. 
- Ellen is the medieval English form of Helen, which derives from the Greek ‘????? (helene) “torch” or “corposant”. 
- Randall derives from the given name Randel, which is a medieval diminutive form of names (e.g. Randolf) beginning with the Germanic element rand meaning “rim (of a shield)”.
- Fraser may be derived from Fredarius, Fresel or Freseau. Another suggestion is that the Frasers were a tribe in Roman Gaul, whose badge was a strawberry plant. 
- MacKenzie is the anglicized form of MacCoinnich, a Gaelic patronymic name meaning “son of Coinneach”. The personal name Coinneach means “handsome” or “comely”. 
- Brianna Ellen Randall Fraser MacKenzie is named for Jamie’s father, Brian, and mother, Ellen. Before Claire goes back through the stones prior to the Battle of Culloden, Jamie asks her to name the child after his father. When Claire rejoins Jamie in 1766 Edinburgh, Jamie tells Claire she pronounces the name wrong – it’s not Bree-ah-na, it’s Bree-anah.
- Brianna has type B blood. 
- Went to the 18th century with her Swiss Army knife.
- Has a talent for drawing and painting, a talent she got from her grandmother, Ellen.
Brianna asks Claire if she misses her father, Frank Randall. Claire says she does, though they didn’t always get along.
Roger shows Brianna the newspaper clippings reporting Claire’s sudden return, and that he knew she had been pregnant but thought it was someone she met in 1945.