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Brennan (boy)

What does Brennan mean?

Brennan Pronunciation of Brennan 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. Also form of Brandon.




VARIANTS Brenan, Brenn, Brennen, Brennin, Brennon, Brenyn

RELATED FORMS VIA BRENDAN Breandan, Bren, Brendano, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendyn




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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)

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 #662 presently. (2018 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?

Prominent variation forms of Brennan (#662 IN RECENT RANKINGS) appearing in the Top 2000 are Brandon (#124), Brendan (#564), Brenden (#1136), Brendon (#1311), Brendyn, Brennen 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 0.2%, DOWN 87%), with versions such as Brennen 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-sounding 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.