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Meaning and Name Origin

Bren \b-ren\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Bren). Bren means "prince". Bren is a derivative of Brendan (Irish, Gaelic, Celtic). Seldom used as a name for children.


Bren has 9 different forms via Brendan: Breandan, Brendano, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendyn, Brennan, Brennen and Brennon.


Bren is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#36202 out of 88799, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Bren and associated names. Popular related forms of Bren (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Brendan (#351 the previous year), Brennan (#386), Brenden (#711), Brennon, Brendon and Brennen. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in 1998 and are now much less widespread, with the versions Brendon, Brennen and Brenden becoming less fashionable. Brendan (#351) and Brennan (#386) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brendan, Brenden, Brendon, Brennan, Brennen, Brennon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bren is pronounced similarly to Brain, Bran, Brann, Brenn, Brian, Brien, Brion, Bron, Brown, Bruin, Bryan, Bryen, Bryn and Bryon. Other recommended similar baby names are Aren, Baron, Barren, Ben, Bern, Beyren, Biren, Biron, Born, Bram, Brent, Bret, Bruno, Burn, Byran, Byren, Byrn, Byron and Oren. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bren.