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What does Bren mean?

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


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 (#28194 out of 150436, Top 19%). (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) 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 (usage of 0.6057%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.2587%, down 57.3%), 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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.