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608k
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Brenda

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Sword
  • #93 All Time
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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1897 7 7 0
1901 6 6 0
1903 5 5 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 8 8 0
1908 7 7 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 17 17 0
1913 12 12 0
1914 15 15 0
1915 22 22 0
1916 23 23 0
1917 18 18 0
1918 28 28 0
1919 30 30 0
1920 32 32 0
1921 32 32 0
1922 44 44 0
1923 43 43 0
1924 45 45 0
1925 58 58 0
1926 55 55 0
1927 47 47 0
1928 54 54 0
1929 60 60 0
1930 63 63 0
1931 66 66 0
1932 95 95 0
1933 90 90 0
1934 106 106 0
1935 132 132 0
1936 164 164 0
1937 233 233 0
1938 677 677 0
1939 2,775 2,756 19 #86 girl name
1940 5,460 5,441 19 #42 girl name
1941 6,363 6,331 32 #41 girl name
1942 7,265 7,237 28 #40 girl name
1943 8,457 8,435 22 #35 girl name
1944 9,025 8,997 28 #30 girl name
1945 9,233 9,206 27 #29 girl name
1946 12,723 12,689 34 #24 girl name
1947 15,864 15,827 37 #21 girl name
1948 17,736 17,697 39 #17 girl name
1949 20,592 20,549 43 #13 girl name
1950 20,834 20,793 41 #14 girl name
1951 21,744 21,700 44 #14 girl name
1952 21,493 21,449 44 #15 girl name
1953 20,181 20,132 49 #18 girl name
1954 19,638 19,599 39 #18 girl name
1955 19,161 19,120 41 #18 girl name
1956 19,375 19,337 38 #19 girl name
1957 24,374 24,318 56 #13 girl name
1958 21,384 21,339 45 #16 girl name
1959 21,479 21,426 53 #16 girl name
1960 24,019 23,956 63 #13 girl name
1961 23,841 23,769 72 #11 girl name
1962 21,340 21,275 65 #13 girl name
1963 19,659 19,606 53 #15 girl name
1964 17,149 17,103 46 #18 girl name
1965 15,118 15,062 56 #23 girl name
1966 13,338 13,296 42 #25 girl name
1967 11,516 11,478 38 #31 girl name
1968 9,980 9,939 41 #34 girl name
1969 9,029 8,994 35 #38 girl name
1970 8,355 8,335 20 #40 girl name
1971 7,190 7,163 27 #43 girl name
1972 6,297 6,271 26 #44 girl name
1973 5,405 5,384 21 #53 girl name
1974 4,844 4,827 17 #59 girl name
1975 4,262 4,237 25 #67 girl name
1976 3,604 3,587 17 #77 girl name
1977 3,168 3,151 17 #91 girl name
1978 2,884 2,870 14
1979 2,793 2,771 22
1980 2,670 2,646 24
1981 2,750 2,720 30
1982 2,541 2,516 25
1983 2,463 2,433 30
1984 2,525 2,494 31
1985 2,420 2,384 36
1986 2,288 2,238 50
1987 2,197 2,151 46
1988 2,325 2,283 42
1989 2,316 2,272 44
1990 2,665 2,633 32
1991 2,677 2,633 44
1992 2,854 2,826 28
1993 2,920 2,885 35
1994 2,679 2,651 28
1995 2,640 2,611 29
1996 2,424 2,413 11
1997 2,169 2,158 11
1998 2,142 2,133 9
1999 1,978 1,978 0
2000 1,897 1,897 0
2001 1,739 1,734 5
2002 1,556 1,550 6
2003 1,449 1,442 7
2004 1,669 1,658 11
2005 1,666 1,659 7
2006 1,416 1,416 0
2007 1,235 1,230 5
2008 967 967 0
2009 778 778 0
2010 732 732 0
2011 545 545 0
2012 559 559 0
2013 439 439 0
2014 380 380 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1966 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brenda" ranks #8 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 64 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1966. Across the entire United States a total of 13,338 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Brenda popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Brenda" mean? The list below shows the origins of Brenda as well as things modernly associated with the name Brenda such as celebrities named Brenda.

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Brenda

The name "Brenda" is of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Sword". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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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Alternative Meanings

B is for beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Adnerb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nbeard". 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.

Past life for Brenda born Apr 28, 1922

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1050. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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