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.
Related boy name: Brandon.
Brennan has 1 feminine form: Brenna.Kreatif forms: Barnan, Briannan, Brinan. [more]
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Brennan for boys. Brennan was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #243 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #386 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent variation forms of Brennan (#386 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 1000 are Brandon (#71 in recent rankings), Brendan (#351), Brenden (#711), Brendon, Brennen and Brennon. These forms of Brennan were favored by parents in the year 1998 (usage of 0.66%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.35%, down 46%), with the versions Brenden, Brendon and Brennen becoming less in vogue. Brandon, Brendan and Brennan are three of the more chic birth names in this compilation. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Brennan and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Brennan▲ is pronounced similarly to Brannen, Brannon and Brunon. Other suggested similar baby names are Barnham, Brandan▼, Branna, Brennt, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brenton▼, Brentyn and Kennan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brennan.