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608k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Brenda

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Sword
  • #93 All Time
Girls
Boys
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2k Brando (Italian)
< 1k Brendy (American)
< 1k Brand (English)

How popular is the name "Brenda" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1897770
1901660
1903550
1904660
1905880
1908770
1910880
1911990
191217170
191312120
191415150
191522220
191623230
191718180
191828280
191930300
192032320
192132320
192244440
192343430
192445450
192558580
192655550
192747470
192854540
192960600
193063630
193166660
193295950
193390900
19341061060
19351321320
19361641640
19372332330
19386776770
19392,7752,75619#86 girl name
19405,4605,44119#42 girl name
19416,3636,33132#41 girl name
19427,2657,23728#40 girl name
19438,4578,43522#35 girl name
19449,0258,99728#30 girl name
19459,2339,20627#29 girl name
194612,72312,68934#24 girl name
194715,86415,82737#21 girl name
194817,73617,69739#17 girl name
194920,59220,54943#13 girl name
195020,83420,79341#14 girl name
195121,74421,70044#14 girl name
195221,49321,44944#15 girl name
195320,18120,13249#18 girl name
195419,63819,59939#18 girl name
195519,16119,12041#18 girl name
195619,37519,33738#19 girl name
195724,37424,31856#13 girl name
195821,38421,33945#16 girl name
195921,47921,42653#16 girl name
196024,01923,95663#13 girl name
196123,84123,76972#11 girl name
196221,34021,27565#13 girl name
196319,65919,60653#15 girl name
196417,14917,10346#18 girl name
196515,11815,06256#23 girl name
196613,33813,29642#25 girl name
196711,51611,47838#31 girl name
19689,9809,93941#34 girl name
19699,0298,99435#38 girl name
19708,3558,33520#40 girl name
19717,1907,16327#43 girl name
19726,2976,27126#44 girl name
19735,4055,38421#53 girl name
19744,8444,82717#59 girl name
19754,2624,23725#67 girl name
19763,6043,58717#77 girl name
19773,1683,15117#91 girl name
19782,8842,87014
19792,7932,77122
19802,6702,64624
19812,7502,72030
19822,5412,51625
19832,4632,43330
19842,5252,49431
19852,4202,38436
19862,2882,23850
19872,1972,15146
19882,3252,28342
19892,3162,27244
19902,6652,63332
19912,6772,63344
19922,8542,82628
19932,9202,88535
19942,6792,65128
19952,6402,61129
19962,4242,41311
19972,1692,15811
19982,1422,1339
19991,9781,9780
20001,8971,8970
20011,7391,7345
20021,5561,5506
20031,4491,4427
20041,6691,65811
20051,6661,6597
20061,4161,4160
20071,2351,2305
20089679670
20097787780
20107327320
20115455450
20125595590
20134394390
20143803800

Want to know about the populiarty of Brenda? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 607,934 babies born with the name Brenda in the United States. That's more than enough Brendas to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1897 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Brenda" was in 1957 with a total of 24,318 babies. (That's a lot of baby Brendas)

According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brenda" ranks #6 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 603 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1949. Across the entire United States a total of 20,592 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Brenda" mean?

Brenda (Scandinavian): Sword

The name "Brenda" is of Scandinavian origin and it means "Sword". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

B is for buddy, everyone is your pal.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Your name in reverse order is "Adnerb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Danerb". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Brenda popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Brenda in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Brenda

Brenda Song

Brenda Song is an actress, singer, spokesperson, and film producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Brenda was born in 1988 in Carmichael, California.

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Brenda Asnicar

Brenda was born in 1991.

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Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle is a singer, actress, producer, and songwriter specializing in country pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to present. Crystal was born in 1951 as Brenda Gail Webb.

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Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee is a singer specializing in rock and roll, pop, rockabilly, country, gospel music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1955 to present. Brenda was born in 1944 as Brenda Mae Tarpley in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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Brenda Blethyn

Brenda Blethyn is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Brenda was born in 1946 as Brenda Anne Bottle in Ramsgate, Kent, England.

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Brenda Fricker

Brenda Fricker is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1964 to 2014. Brenda was born in 1945 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Past life for Brenda born Nov 12, 1958

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1075. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Name poster for Brenda

Name poster for Brenda(click to save the high quality version)

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