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What does Brenne mean?

Brenne Pronunciation of Brenne [brenne] as a name for girls is of Gaelic and Welsh origin, and the meaning of Brenne is "little drop of water; raven or black-haired; hill". Brenne is a version of Brenna (Gaelic). Brenne is also a variation of Bryn (Welsh): from Bryn Mawr.

Associated with: gaelic, little, water, black, hill (mountain).


Brenne has 4 variants: Bren, Brenn, Brynn and Brynne.

6 more related forms via Brenna, Bryn: Brenie, Brennah, Brenyn, Brinna, Brynna and Brynnan.

Creative forms:
(female) Branne, Brenny, ..

(male) Brener, Brenry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brenne Leila (B.L.), ..

How popular is Brenne?

Brenne is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Brenne is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Brenna (#795 via latest list), Bryn (#1177), Brynn (#259), Brynna and Brynne are the popular related forms of Brenne (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Bren, are uncommon. These relations of Brenne reached the top of their popularity in 2011 (average #957) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1246, down 37%), with the form Brenna becoming less fashionable. Brenna is more widely used than the rest, though Brynn is now ranked higher. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brenna, Bryn, Brynn, Brynna, Brynne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brenne and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brenne is alike in pronunciation to Brann, Brayne, Breann, Breanne, Breaunne, Breean, Breeann, Breeanne, Breen, Breiann, Briane, Briann, Brianne, Brieann, Brienne, Brieon, Brinn, Brione, Brionne, Bryann and Bryanne. Other recommended names are Aerenne, Alenne, Arinne, Arlenne, Benni, Bennie, Benny, Bente, Berna, Bernee, Berni, Berny, Bonne, Brana, Brani, Brannde (see Brandy), Breauna, Bree, Breeana, Breeanna, Breena, Breiana, Breina, Brenda, Brennan, Brennda (see Brenda), Breonna, Bretny (see Brittany), Brette, Brieanna, Brienna, Brina, Briny, Briona, Brioni, Briony, Bronia, Bronny, Bronte, Bronya, Bryanna, Bryna, Bryonie, Bryony, Corenne, Erienne, Erinne, Irene, Irenee, Jenne, Renne, Rrenae (see Renee), Ryenne and Vienne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brenne.

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