[ 2 syll. bren-nan, br-enn-an ] The baby boy name Brennan is pronounced as BREHNahN in English †. Brennan is used chiefly in the English and Irish languages, and it is derived from Celtic origins. The name's meaning is descendant of Braonán, tear drop. The first name is derived from an Irish surname 'Ó Braonáin' meaning 'descendant of Braonán'. Braonán is itself a first name from the element 'braon' and a diminutive suffix.
In addition, Brennan is a variant of the name Brendan (English and Irish) in the English language.
The name Brenna (English) is the female form of Brennan.
Brennan is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1970s. At the modest height of its usage in 2009, 0.069% of baby boys were given the name Brennan. It ranked at #243 then. In 2012, its usage was 0.050% and its ranking #318, and it was the 2nd most popular after Brendan, within all boy names in its group. In 2012, it was used 13% more than Brennan.
Baby names that sound like Brennan include Brenin, Brennun, Brenon, Bahram, Bairam, Bairn, Bairne, Bajram, Baram, Baran, Barem, Baren, Barim, Barin, Barna, Barnam, Barnee, Barney, Barnham, and Barnhum.
† Pronunciation for Brennan: 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)"