What 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.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Brunna, Burna, ..
(male) Brenoni, .. Middle name pairings:
Brenna Avril (B.A.), ..
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)
Brenna entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #235 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is presently at #795. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Brenna (#795 via latest list) are Breanna (#669 via latest list), Breanne, Bree (#1143), Breeann, Breeanna, Brennan, Bria (#643), Briana (#416), Brianda, Briann, Brianna (#82), Brianne, Briauna, Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne, Bryana, Bryanna (#783), Bryn (#1177), Brynna and Brynne. Other forms, like Breena, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Brenna was well-received in the year 1996 (adoption of 1.88%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.4%, 78.9% less), with versions such as Brianne becoming less fashionable.
Brenna▼ is pronounced similarly to Brani, Breana▼, Breauna, Breawna, Breeana, Breeauna, Breiana, Breina, Brenee, Breona, Breonna▼, Briona, Brioni, Brionna▼, Briony, Bronia, Bronnie, Bronny, Bronya, Bruna, Bryonna and Bryony. Other recommended names are Arlenna (see Arlinda), Bena, Benni, Benny, Berna, Berny, Branca, Branda, Brann, Brayne, Brea, Breanda, Breann▼, Breaunne, Breda, Breea, Breean, Breiann, Breila, Brenda▼, Brendah, Brennda (see Brenda), Breonda, Bretta, Brionne, Brynda, Brynn▲, Buena, Carenna, Denna, Dreena, Drena, Erena, Genna, Glenna▼, Gretna, Guenna, Irenea, Irenka, Jenna▼, Karenna, Kenna▲, Lenna▼, Lorenna, Nenna, Oreana, Quenna, Serenna, Sienna▲, Sirenna, Treena, Treina and Trena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brenna.See names in meaning and etymology.