What does Brennan mean?
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.
Related boy name: Brandon.
Brennan has 1 feminine form: Brenna.Creative forms:
(male) Barnan, Brynan, ..
(female) Brennee, Brenta, .. Middle name pairings:
Brennan Blaine (B.B.), ..
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)
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.
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.