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Meaning and Name Origin

Brittany \b-ritta-ny, br(it)-tany\ 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.

For more information, see also related girl names Bethany and Normandie.

Brittany has 1 more different form via Britt: Brita.

Brittany has 1 masculine form: Britannicus.


Brittany is a very popular first name for women (#187 out of 4276, Top 4%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 usage of the girl name Brittany and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Brittany (#456 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Bethany (#393 in 2014), Brittnee, Brittni, Brittny, Brittney, Brittaney, Britany, Britney, Britni, Britny and Brittani. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest in 1990 and is now significantly lower, with forms like Britney, Brittney, Brittni, Brittny and Brittnee falling out of style. Brittany (#456) and Bethany (#393) are two of the more trendy girl names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bethany, Britany, Britney, Britni, Britny, Brittaney, Brittani, Brittany, Brittnee, Brittney in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brittni, Brittny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Brittany is pronounced similarly to Brettany and Brittanya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brittany.