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What does Brennen mean?

Brennen Pronunciation of Brennen [bren-nen] as a boys' name has the meaning "prince; teardrop". Brennen is an alternate form of Brendan (Irish, Gaelic, Celtic). Brennen is also a variation of Brennan (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: prince (king).


Brennen has 4 variants: Brenan, Brennin, Brennon and Brenyn.

8 more alternative forms via Brendan, Brennan: Breandan, Bren, Brendano, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendyn and Brenn.

Creative forms:
(male) Beirnen, Bernen, ..

(female) Brennet, Brenwen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brennen Hassan (B.H.), ..

How popular is Brennen?

Brennen is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#19455 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Brennen entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #534 in the U.S. in 1998, and is presently at #1266. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Brennen (#1266 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Brendan (#388 the previous year), Brenden (#898), Brendon (#1114), Brendyn, Brennan (#446) and Brennon. These forms of Brennen reached the top of their popularity in 1999 (median #590) and have become much less widespread since (#1158, 73.5%), with versions like Brenden becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brennen, Brendan, Brenden, Brendon, Brendyn in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Brennen is pronounced similarly to Brannen, Brannon and Brunon. Other suggested similar names are Banner, Beamen, Beaven, Belden, Benjee, Benjey, Benne, Bennet, Bennett, Bennie, Benno, Bennt, Benny, Bensen, Benssen (see Benson), Berne, Beven, Beyren, Bonner, Braeden, Brandan, Branden, Brandon, Brandyn, Branlea (see Branley), Branlee, Brann, Brannt (see Brant), Brannton, Bransen, Branson, Branten, Branton, Breed, Brenley (see Brinley), Brennt (see Brent), Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brentley, Brently, Brenton, Brentt, Brenttyn, Brentyn, Breton, Brette, Bretton, Brewer, Brien, Brinlee, Brinley, Broden, Bronnson, Bronsen, Bronsin (see Bronson), Bronson, Brunel, Bryen, Brysen, Finnen, Franzen, Frewen, Glenden, Jensen, Kannen, Keenen, Quenten, Shannen, Trenten, Tynnen and Vernen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brennen.

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