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Meaning and name origin

Brenna \b-renna, br(en)-na\ as a girl's 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.

Brenna has 9 variant forms: Bren, Brenie, Brenn, Brenne, Brennah, Brenyn, Brinna, Brynna and Brynne.

For more information, see also the related girl name Breena.


Brenna is a very popular first name for females (#1281 out of 4276, Top 30%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27941 out of 88799, Top 31%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brenna for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brenna name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brenna outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Brenna and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Brianna (#85) and Brenna (#784). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brianna, Brenna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brianna, Brenna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brenna is also pronounced similarly to Brana, Breana, Breanna, Breauna, Breawna, Breeana, Breeanna, Breiana, Breina, Brenee, Breona, Breonna, Briana, Brieanna, Brienna, Brina, Briona, Brionna, Bronia, Bronny, Bronya, Bruna, Bryana, Bryanna, Bryna and Bryonna. Other suggested similar baby names are Berna, Brann, Breann, Breanne, Breen, Brenda, Brennda, Brienne, Brinn and Brynn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brenna.