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Brenda

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How popular is the baby 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 21 21 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 676 676 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 9,026 8,998 28 #30 girl name
1945 9,232 9,205 27 #29 girl name
1946 12,724 12,690 34 #24 girl name
1947 15,863 15,826 37 #21 girl name
1948 17,734 17,695 39 #17 girl name
1949 20,591 20,548 43 #13 girl name
1950 20,835 20,794 41 #14 girl name
1951 21,756 21,712 44 #14 girl name
1952 21,492 21,448 44 #15 girl name
1953 20,188 20,139 49 #18 girl name
1954 19,634 19,595 39 #18 girl name
1955 19,161 19,120 41 #18 girl name
1956 19,377 19,339 38 #19 girl name
1957 24,375 24,319 56 #13 girl name
1958 21,387 21,342 45 #16 girl name
1959 21,471 21,418 53 #16 girl name
1960 24,022 23,959 63 #13 girl name
1961 23,843 23,771 72 #11 girl name
1962 21,340 21,275 65 #12 girl name
1963 19,656 19,603 53 #15 girl name
1964 17,153 17,107 46 #18 girl name
1965 15,117 15,061 56 #23 girl name
1966 13,336 13,294 42 #25 girl name
1967 11,517 11,479 38 #31 girl name
1968 9,981 9,940 41 #34 girl name
1969 9,029 8,994 35 #38 girl name
1970 8,354 8,334 20 #40 girl name
1971 7,189 7,162 27 #43 girl name
1972 6,297 6,271 26 #44 girl name
1973 5,405 5,384 21 #53 girl name
1974 4,845 4,828 17 #59 girl name
1975 4,263 4,238 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 2,751 2,721 30
1982 2,543 2,518 25
1983 2,461 2,431 30
1984 2,525 2,494 31
1985 2,420 2,384 36
1986 2,289 2,239 50
1987 2,197 2,151 46
1988 2,327 2,285 42
1989 2,314 2,270 44
1990 2,665 2,633 32
1991 2,677 2,633 44
1992 2,853 2,825 28
1993 2,920 2,885 35
1994 2,680 2,652 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 1,898 1,898 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 1,667 1,660 7
2006 1,417 1,417 0
2007 1,235 1,230 5
2008 967 967 0
2009 779 779 0
2010 732 732 0
2011 545 545 0
2012 560 560 0
2013 439 439 0
2014 382 382 0
2015 348 348 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Brenda baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 608,304 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 24,319 babies. (That's a lot of baby Brendas)

According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brenda" ranks #67 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 9 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1975. Across the entire United States a total of 4,263 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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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 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 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 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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Other Inspirations for the Name Brenda

Brenda Lawrence
Brenda Harvey
Brenda Jackson
Brenda Paz
Brenda Spencer
Brenda Strong
Brenda Vaccaro

Alternative Meanings

B is for bouquet, the flowers around you.

R is for rational, the way you think.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Your name in reverse order is "Adnerb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nrbeda". 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 Jan 29, 1954

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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 Alaska approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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