What does Brenna mean?
Brenna /bren-na/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced BREN-ah. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Brenna is "little drop of water; raven or black-haired". Modern use is probably as a feminine form of Brennan, and influenced by Brianna.
Related girl name: Breena.
Brenna▼ has 41 more different forms via Brianna: Brana, Breanna▼, Breanne▼, Breayanna, Bree, Breeann, Breeanna, Breeanne, Breena, Bri, Bria▲, Briahna, Briana▲, Briand, Brianda, Briane, Briann, Briannah, Brianne▼, Brianni, Briannon, Briauna, Briaunna, Brie, Brieann, Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne, Brieon, Brina, Briney, Brinn, Briny, Bryana▼, Bryann, Bryanna▲, Bryanne, Bryauna, Bryn▼, Bryna and Brynnan.Kreatif forms: Brenra, Bronna, Burna. [more]
How popular is Brenna?
Brenna is a very prominent first name for females (#1281 out of 4276, Top 30%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#34949 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Brenna for girls. Brenna entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #235 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is presently at #784. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Brenna (#784 a year ago) are Breanna (#624 a year ago), Breanne, Bree, Bria (#521), Briana (#419), Brianda, Brianna (#85), Brianne, Bryana, Bryanna (#639) and Bryn (#965). Forms like Briane are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread in the year 1994 (usage of 0.5151%) and is now much less (usage 0.2469%, down 52.1%), with versions such as Breanna, Breanne, Brenna, Brianne and Bryana falling out of fashion. Bria (#521), Briana (#419), Brianna (#85) and Bryanna (#639) are four of the more chic birth names in this compilation. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Brenna and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Brenna▼ is pronounced similarly to Breana▼, Breauna, Breawna, Breeana, Breiana, Breina, Brenee, Breona, Breonna▼, Briona, Brionna▼, Bronia, Bronny, Bronya, Bruna and Bryonna. Other recommended similar baby names are Berna, Brann, Breann▼, Breen, Brenda▼, Brennda and Brynn▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brenna.