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What does Brinna mean?

Brinna Pronunciation of Brinna [brin-na] as a name for girls is of Gaelic origin, and Brinna means "little drop of water; raven or black-haired; high, noble, exalted". Brinna is an alternate form of Brenna (Gaelic). Brinna is also a variant of Brianna (Irish, Gaelic, Celtic): May also possibly mean "strong".

Associated with: gaelic, little, water, black, high (great), noble, exalted.


Brinna has 23 variants: Brana, Breanna, Breayanna, Breeanna, Breena, Brenie, Brennah, Briahna, Briana, Briannah, Brianni, Briauna, Briaunna, Brieanna, Brienna, Brina, Briney, Briny, Bryana, Bryanna, Bryauna, Bryna and Brynna.

23 more related forms via Brenna, Brianna: Breanne, Bren, Brenn, Brenne, Brenyn, Bri, Bria, Briand, Brianda, Briane, Briann, Brianne, Briannon, Brie, Brieann, Brienne, Brieon, Brinn, Bryann, Bryanne, Bryn, Brynnan and Brynne.

Creative forms:
(female) Britna, Brona, ..

(male) Brinde, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brinna Yvonne (B.Y.), ..

How popular is Brinna?

Brinna is a rare given name for women. Brinna is a unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Brinna (outside Top 2000) are Brianna (#82 from recent data), Briana (#416), Bria (#643), Breanna (#669), Bryanna (#783), Brenna (#795), Bryn (#1177), Brienne, Bryana, Brienna, Brynne, Brynna, Brianne, Breeanna, Breanne, Brianda, Briann, Brie, Briauna and Brieanna. Usage of these relations of Brinna was common among parents in 1996 (adoption of 1.88%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.39%, 79.3%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Breanna, Breanne, Breeanna, Brenna, Bria in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Briana, Brianda, Briann, Brianna, Brianne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Briauna, Brie, Brieanna, Brienna, Brienne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bryana, Bryanna, Bryn, Brynna, Brynne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Brinna is pronounced similarly to Brani, Breana, Breauna, Breawna, Breeana, Breiana, Breina, Brenee, Breona, Breonna, Briona, Brioni, Brionna, Briony, Bronia, Bronnie, Bronny, Bronya, Bruna, Bryonna and Bryony. Other suggested similar names are Aninna, Arina, Arinne, Arionna, Bina, Binny, Blinny, Branca, Branda, Branka, Brayne, Breann, Breen, Breiann, Brenda, Brennan, Brennda (see Brenda), Brieta, Brione, Brionne, Brisa, Brisha, Brissa, Brita, Britny, Britta, Briza, Brynda, Brynn, Carinna, Corinna, Drina, Erina, Erinn, Erinna, Erinne, Guinna, Gwinna, Hinna, Iriana, Irina, Jinna, Karinna, Kinna, Korinna, Linna, Marinna, Minna, Orianna, Orinda, Sarinna, Serinna, Trina and Urina. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brinna.

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