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What does Brenan mean?

Brenan Pronunciation of Brenan [bre-nan] as a boys' name. The name Brenan means "teardrop". Brenan is a version of Brennan (Irish, Gaelic): transcription of Brendan.


Brenan has 4 variants: Brennen, Brennin, Brennon and Brenyn.

1 more related form via Brennan: Brenn.

Creative forms:
(male) Branan, Burnan, ..

(female) Brenat, Brene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brenan Casper (B.C.), ..

How popular is Brenan?

Brenan is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#49366 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Brennan (#446 in recent rankings), Brennen (#1266) and Brennon are the popular alternative forms of Brenan (not ranked). Other forms, like Brennin, are uncommon. These forms of Brenan reached the top of their popularity 6 years ago (average #616) and are now much less popular (#1237, 59% less usage), with the version Brennen becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brennan, Brennen, Brennon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brenan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brenan is pronounced similarly to Brannen, Brannon and Brunon. Other recommended names are Arnan, Beegan, Beeman, Benn, Bevan, Bradan, Bran, Brandan, Brann, Breandan, Bren, Brendan, Brendano, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendt, Brendyn, Brennt (see Brent), Brent, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brenton, Brentt, Brentyn, Breton, Brian, Brogan, Bryan, Cronan, Ernan, Frean, Freman, Keenan, Kenan, Kienan, Tienan and Trevan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brenan.