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Brendan meaning and name origin

Brendan \b-ren-dan, br(e)-ndan\ as a boy's name is pronounced BREN-den. It is of Irish, Gaelic and Celtic origin, and the meaning of Brendan is "prince". From the old Irish personal name Bréanainn. Saint Brendan of Ireland (sixth century), known as "the Voyager", is famed for his scholarship and adventurous traveling, including a seven-year voyage to a land that some think may have been North America. Brendan of Birr was another sixth-century Irish saint. The modern Irish Gaelic form Breandán and the anglicized form Brendan are based on the medieval Latin form Brendanus. Irish playwright and wit, Brendan Behan; actor Brendan Fraser.

Brendan has 10 variant forms: Breandan, Bren, Brendano, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendyn, Brennan, Brennen and Brennon.

For more information, see also the related name Brandon.

Baby names that sound like Brendan are Brandan, Brendyn, Brendon, Brendin, Brenden, Brendano, Breandan and Brentan.

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Popularity of Brendan

Brendan is a very popular first name for men (#482 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Brendan
Popularity of Brendan