[ 2 syll. bren-na, br-e-nna ] The baby girl name Brenna is pronounced BREHN-ah †. Brenna's origin is Old Norse and Celtic, and its use, English. From Celtic roots, its meaning is 'descendant of Braonán, tear drop'. It is derived from the word braon which is of the meaning 'tear drop'. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name.
In addition, Brenna is a form (English) of the English and Irish Brenda.
Brenna is also a form (English) of the English and Irish Brianna.
Brenna is the feminine version of the English and Irish Brennan.
Brenna is somewhat popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1990s. At the modest height of its usage in 1995, 0.063% of baby girls were named Brenna. It had a ranking of #235 then. The baby name has slipped in popularity since then. In 2015, it ranked at #795 with a usage of 0.018%, but it was nevertheless the 2nd most popular after Brianna, within all girl names in its family. It was more frequently used than Brenna by 10 times in 2015.
Baby names that sound like Brenna include Baran, Barann, Baranne, Bareen, Barein, Bareine, Barin, Barine, Barrane, Barrann, Barrayne, Barrin, Barrine, Barryn, Berhaen, Berhaene, Berhain, Berhaine, Berhane, and Berhayn.
† Pronunciation for Brenna: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"