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Brennan (boy)

What does Brennan mean?

Brennan Pronunciation of Brennan [bren-nan] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Brennan) is pronounced BREN-an. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Brennan is "teardrop". Variant of Brendan.

Associated with: irish.

Variations

Brennan has 6 variants: Brenan, Brenn, Brennen, Brennin, Brennon and Brenyn.

Related boy name: Brandon.

Brennan has 7 more related forms via Brendan: Breandan, Bren, Brendano, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon and Brendyn.

Brennan has 1 feminine form: Brenna.

Creative forms:
(male) Barnan, Brynan, ..

(female) Brennee, Brenta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brennan Warner (B.W.), ..

How popular is Brennan?

Brennan is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#642 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Brennan for boys. Brennan was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #243 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #446 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brennan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brennan outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Brennan (#446 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000 are Brandon (#82 in recent rankings), Brendan (#388), Brenden (#898), Brendon (#1114), Brendyn, Brennen (#1266) and Brennon. These forms of Brennan were favored by parents 2 decades ago (usage of 1.8%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.4%, down 79%), with versions such as Brendan becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brennan, Brandon, Brendan, Brenden, Brendon in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brandon, Brendan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brennan is pronounced similarly to Brannen, Brannon and Brunon. Other suggested similar names are Arnan, Beaman, Beeman, Benn, Benne, Bennet, Benny, Bensen, Benson, Benton, Bernal, Bevan, Bevvan, Bradan, Bran, Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Branna, Brannt (see Brant), Brannton, Bransen, Branson, Branten, Brantin, Branton, Braydan, Brendt, Brenley (see Brinley), Brennt (see Brent), Brent, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brently, Brenton, Brentt, Brentton, Brenttyn, Brentyn, Breton, Bretton, Brexton, Brian, Brittan, Brogan, Broggan, Bronnson, Bronsen, Bronson, Bunyan, Cannan, Cronan, Denman, Donnan, Ernan, Fionnan, Flannan, Frean, Freeman, Freman, Hannan, Hernan, Keenan, Kenan, Kennan, Kienan, Shannan, Tannan, Tiernan, Trevan and Trevian. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brennan.


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