What does Brendan mean?
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.
Related boy name: Brandon.Kreatif forms:
(male) Brendana, Burndan, ..
(female) Brenen, Brenga, ..
How popular is Brendan?
Brendan is a very prominent first name for males (#482 out of 1220, Top 39%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name history of Brendan for boys. Brendan entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its peak rank of #96 in the U.S. in 1999, and is presently at #351. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Brandon (#71 from recent data), Brenden (#711), Brendon (#1068), Brendyn, Brennan (#386), Brennen (#1205) and Brennon (#1983) are the popular varying forms of Brendan (#351 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Brendan were popular with parents in the year 1994 (adoption of 1.8%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.43%, ▼75.9%).
Brendan▼ is pronounced similarly to Brandan▼, Branden▼, Brandin and Brandyn▼. Other suggested similar names are Barend, Berend, Bradan, Brand, Brander, Brando, Brandt, Branten, Brantin, Branton, Braydan, Brenan, Brendt, Brenn, Brennin, Brennt (see Brent), Brent▼, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brently, Brenton, Brentt, Brentton, Brenttyn, Brentyn, Brenyn and Brindly. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brendan.