Brennan - Meaning of Brennan
[ 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, and it is also considered fairly trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 2000s. 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 most popular within all boy names in its group. In 2012, Brennan was thrice as popular as the subsequent ranked name, Brennen.
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)"