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What does Bren mean?

Bren Pronunciation of Bren [bren] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Bren). Bren means "prince". Bren is a version of Brendan (Irish, Gaelic, Celtic).

Associated with: prince (king).


7 different relations via Brendan: Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendyn, Brennan, Brennen and Brennon.

Creative forms:
(male) Baren, Been, ..


Middle name pairings:
Bren Wells (B.W.), ..

How popular is Bren?

Bren is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#28194 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Bren (not in Top 2000) are Brendan (#388 from current records), Brennan (#446), Brenden (#898), Brendon (#1114), Brennen (#1266), Brennon and Brendyn. These relations of Bren were popular as birth names in 1999 (average #590) and are now much less conventional (#1158, 73.5% less usage), with versions such as Brenden falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brendan, Brenden, Brendon, Brendyn, Brennan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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 names are Ahren, Airen, Alen, Aren, Arien, Arlen, Armen, Barden, Barek, Baron, Barren, Barten, Ben, Benn, Bent, Bern, Beyren, Biren, Biron, Born, Bram, Brant, Bray, Brenan, Brendt, Brent, Brentt, Bret, Brett, Brit, Brod, Broden, Brok, Bruno, Brycen, Brysen, Buel, Burn, Byran, Byren, Byrn, Byron, Coren, Daren, Deen, Eben, Eden, Euen, Garen, Glen, Jaren, Ken, Koren, Len, Oren, Orsen, Owen, Pen, Ren, Rien and Sten. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bren.

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