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What does Brittany mean?

Brittany /brit-ta-ny/ as a girls' name is pronounced BRIT-nee, BRIT-a-nee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Brittany is "from Brittany or Britain".

Modern coinage from the name of an ancient duchy (Bretagne) in France. Celtic Bretons emigrated from France and became the Bretons of England; later the name "Britain" came to signify the country. The name has also been influenced by Britt, of which it is sometimes regarded as the full form. Singer Britney Spears; actress Brittany Murphy.


Brittany has 83 variants: Bibi, Bret, Bretny, Brett, Bretta, Brette, Bretteny, Brettiney, Brettney, Brettnie, Bridnee, Bridney, Brit, Britani, Britanny, Britany, Briteny, Britianee, Britiney, Britiney, Britney, Britni, Britny, Britnye, Briton, Britt, Britta, Brittainny, Brittainy, Brittamy, Brittan, Brittana, Brittane, Brittanee, Brittaney, Brittani, Brittania, Brittaniee, Brittann, Brittanyne, Britte, Brittell, Britten, Brittenee, Britteney, Brittenie, Britteny, Brittiani, Brittianni, Brittiany, Brittie, Brittin, Brittina, Brittine, Brittiney, Brittini, Brittiny, Brittknee, Brittlin, Brittlynn, Brittnaye, Brittne, Brittnea, Brittnee, Brittneigh, Brittney, Brittni, Brittny, Britton, Brittoni, Brittony, Britty, Brittyne, Brityn, Brityne, Brytnea, Brytni, Bryton, Bryttani, Bryttany, Bryttine, Bryttnee and Bryttney.

Affiliated girl names: Bethany and Normandie.

Brittany has 1 more different relation via Britt: Brita.

Brittany has 1 masculine form: Britannicus.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Bertany, Breetany, ..

(male) Brittace, Brittaley, ..

How popular is Brittany?

Brittany is a very popular first name for women (#187 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#109915 out of 150436, Top 73%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Brittany for girls. Brittany was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #3 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is currently at #456. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brittany name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the history of the girl name Brittany and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Brittany (#456 in 2014) are Bethany (#393 in 2014), Britney (#1154), Brittney (#1675), Brittiany, Britton, Britteny, Brittie, Brittini, Brittny, Brittnee, Brittni, Brittaney, Britany, Britani, Brett, Britni, Britny, Brittanee, Britta, Britt and Brittani. Usage of these forms of Brittany was widespread among parents 2 decades ago (median #983) and is now significantly reduced (#1803, 97.2%), with forms like Bethany going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brittany, Bethany, Brett, Britani, Britany in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Britney, Britni, Britny, Britt, Britta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brittanee, Brittaney, Brittani, Britteny, Brittiany in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brittie, Brittini, Brittnee, Brittney, Brittni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brittny, Britton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brittany, Bethany, Britney outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brittany is pronounced similarly to Brettany, Britania and Brittanya. Other recommended names are Bastiana, Bethan, Bethaney, Betheny, Betiana, Betsan, Betta, Bettine, Bianey, Bibyana, Binny, Birkitta (see Bridget), Birta, Bitta, Bitya, Blinny, Brady, Brana, Brand, Brann, Brantley, Breana, Breann, Breean, Breiana, Breiann, Brennan, Bria, Briahna, Briana, Briand, Brianda, Briane, Briann, Brianna, Brianne, Brianni, Briar, Briaunna, Brieann, Brienna, Brienne, Brieon, Briet, Brieta, Brietta, Briette, Brigita, Briley, Brily, Briney, Briny, Brione, Brioni, Brionne, Briony, Brisha, Brisia, Bristol, Britannia, Briza, Brogann (see Brogan), Bronny, Bryann, Brynnan, Kristan, Tiffany, Tristan, Tristana, Whitny (see Whitney), Whittaney (see Whitney) and Whittany. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brittany.