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What does the name "Brendan" mean?

Brendan (Irish): Prince

The name "Brendan" is of Irish origin and it means "Prince". It's a name commonly given to boys.

B is for bounce, your ability to renew.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

A is for activities, for you have many.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nadnerb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nrednba". 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 "Brendan" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Brendan? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87,501 babies born with the name Brendan in the United States. That's more than enough Brendans to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1912 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Brendan" was in 1999 with a total of 3,994 babies. (That's a lot of baby Brendans)

According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brendan" is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 38 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 3,151 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 Brendan popular?

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

Celebrities named Brendan

Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1988 to present. Brendan was born in 1968 as Brendan James Fraser in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.


Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson is an actor and director with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1989 to present. Brendan was born in 1955 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.


Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr is an actor and model. Brendan was born in 1977 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.


Brendan Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan is an ice hockey player. Brendan was born in 1969 in Etobicoke, ON, CAN.


Brendan Fletcher

Brendan Fletcher is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1995 to present. Brendan was born in 1981 as Brendan Fletcher in Comox Valley, British Columbia, Canada.


Brendan Sexton III

Brendan Sexton III is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1994 to present. Brendan was born in 1980 as Brendan Eugene Sexton III in Staten Island, New York, U.S.


Past life for Brendan born Feb 14, 2002

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 Saudi Arabia approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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