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pinWhat does Brenna mean?

Brenna /bren-na/ 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.


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

Related girl name: Breena.

Brenna has 38 more different relations via Brianna: Brana, Breanna, Breanne, Breayanna, Bree, Breeann, Breeanna, Breeanne, Breena, Bria, Briahna, Briana, Briand, Brianda, Briane, Briann, Briannah, Brianne, Brianni, Briauna, Briaunna, Brieann, Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne, Brieon, Brina, Briney, Brinn, Briny, Bryana, Bryann, Bryanna, Bryanne, Bryauna, Bryn, Bryna and Brynnan.

Kreatif forms: Bronna, Burna. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

Prominent alternative forms of Brenna (#784 via latest list) are Breanna (#624 via latest list), Breanne, Bree, Bria (#521), Briana (#419), Brianda, Brianna (#85), Brianne, Bryana, Bryanna (#639) and Bryn (#965). Other forms, like Brienne, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Brenna was well-received in the year 1994 (adoption of 0.515%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.247%, 52.1% less), with versions such as Breanna, Breanne, Brenna, Brianne and Bryana falling out of fashion. Bria, Briana, Brianna and Bryanna 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brenna, Breanna, Breanne, Bree, Bria in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Briana, Brianda, Brianna, Brianne, Bryana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bryanna, Bryn in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

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.