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88k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Brendan

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Prince
  • #685 All Time
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19k Brendon (Irish)
< 1k Brend (Irish)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1912909
1913808
191413013
1915707
191610010
191712012
191810010
191916016
192012012
1921909
192215015
192321021
192417017
192520020
192619019
192718018
192818018
192917017
193021021
193111011
193225025
193324024
193433033
193534034
193639039
193736036
193833033
193932032
194032032
194143043
194237037
194355055
194439039
194548048
194649049
194740040
194851051
194951051
195061061
195155055
195266066
195378078
195469069
195597097
19561150115
19571420142
19581230123
19591790179
19602160216
19612410241
19622410241
19632440244
19642890289
19653090309
19664890489
19674450445
19685045499
19694710471
19705680568
19715440544
19725030503
19735510551
197464511634
19756626656
19768370837
197777910769
19789057898
19799965991
19801,113111,102
19811,15901,159
19821,20581,197
19831,28071,273
19841,347141,333
19851,389111,378
19861,414161,398
19871,822171,805
19881,803131,790
19892,160132,147
19902,00691,997
19912,18702,187
19922,308122,296
19932,320192,301
19942,739102,729
19952,702112,691
19962,828162,812
19973,633123,621
19983,887103,877#99 boy name
19994,004103,994#96 boy name
20003,666103,656
20013,34853,343
20023,151103,141
20032,87152,866
20042,736172,719
20052,36772,360
20062,17002,170
20071,92601,926
20081,89581,887
20091,75901,759
20101,52501,525
20111,31101,311
20121,14701,147
20131,00401,004
20149110911

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 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brendan" ranks #74 in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 22 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1981. Across the entire United States a total of 1,159 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 "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 beauty, that comes from within.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

D is for dandy, a description of you!

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nadnerb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dnarbne". 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 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 north 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 his career being from 1988 to present. Brendan was born in 1968 as Brendan James Fraser in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

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Brendan Gleeson

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

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Brendan Fehr

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

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Brendan Shanahan

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

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Brendan Fletcher

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

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Brendan Sexton III

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

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Past life for Brendan born Jun 29, 1953

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 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

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.

Name poster for Brendan

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