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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #93 most popular

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 beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

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

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


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 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brenda" ranks #6 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 973 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1946. Across the entire United States a total of 12,723 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Brenda

Brenda Song

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


Brenda Asnicar

Brenda was born in 1991.


Crystal Gayle

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


Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee is a singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1955 to present. Brenda was born in 1944 as Brenda Mae Tarpley in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.


Brenda Blethyn

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


Brenda Fricker

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


Past life for Brenda born Jan 19, 1990

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 USA South-West approximately on 1175. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.