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What does Bren mean?

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).


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

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

(female) Brenna, Brenny, ..

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)


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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Bren and associated names. Popular related forms of Bren (not in Top 2000) are Brendan (#351 from current records), Brennan (#386), Brenden (#711), Brendon (#1068), Brennen (#1205), Brennon (#1983) and Brendyn. These relations of Bren were popular as birth names in 1999 (average #590) and are now much less conventional (#1100, 68.3% less usage), with versions such as Brenden falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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.