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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1912 9 0 9
1913 8 0 8
1914 13 0 13
1915 7 0 7
1916 10 0 10
1917 12 0 12
1918 10 0 10
1919 16 0 16
1920 12 0 12
1921 9 0 9
1922 15 0 15
1923 21 0 21
1924 17 0 17
1925 20 0 20
1926 19 0 19
1927 18 0 18
1928 18 0 18
1929 17 0 17
1930 21 0 21
1931 11 0 11
1932 25 0 25
1933 24 0 24
1934 33 0 33
1935 34 0 34
1936 39 0 39
1937 36 0 36
1938 33 0 33
1939 32 0 32
1940 32 0 32
1941 43 0 43
1942 37 0 37
1943 55 0 55
1944 39 0 39
1945 48 0 48
1946 49 0 49
1947 40 0 40
1948 51 0 51
1949 51 0 51
1950 61 0 61
1951 55 0 55
1952 66 0 66
1953 78 0 78
1954 69 0 69
1955 97 0 97
1956 115 0 115
1957 142 0 142
1958 123 0 123
1959 179 0 179
1960 216 0 216
1961 241 0 241
1962 241 0 241
1963 244 0 244
1964 289 0 289
1965 309 0 309
1966 489 0 489
1967 445 0 445
1968 504 5 499
1969 471 0 471
1970 568 0 568
1971 544 0 544
1972 503 0 503
1973 551 0 551
1974 645 11 634
1975 662 6 656
1976 837 0 837
1977 779 10 769
1978 905 7 898
1979 996 5 991
1980 1,113 11 1,102
1981 1,159 0 1,159
1982 1,205 8 1,197
1983 1,280 7 1,273
1984 1,347 14 1,333
1985 1,389 11 1,378
1986 1,414 16 1,398
1987 1,822 17 1,805
1988 1,803 13 1,790
1989 2,160 13 2,147
1990 2,006 9 1,997
1991 2,187 0 2,187
1992 2,308 12 2,296
1993 2,320 19 2,301
1994 2,739 10 2,729
1995 2,702 11 2,691
1996 2,828 16 2,812
1997 3,633 12 3,621
1998 3,887 10 3,877 #99 boy name
1999 4,004 10 3,994 #96 boy name
2000 3,666 10 3,656
2001 3,348 5 3,343
2002 3,151 10 3,141
2003 2,871 5 2,866
2004 2,736 17 2,719
2005 2,367 7 2,360
2006 2,170 0 2,170
2007 1,926 0 1,926
2008 1,895 8 1,887
2009 1,759 0 1,759
2010 1,525 0 1,525
2011 1,311 0 1,311
2012 1,147 0 1,147
2013 1,004 0 1,004
2014 911 0 911

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brendan" ranks #97 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 16 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1999. Across the entire United States a total of 4,004 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 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 west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Irish

Origin and Meaning of Brendan

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

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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Alternative Meanings

B is for bloom, your glow of life.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nadnerb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dernnab". 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 Brendan born Sep 21, 2003

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 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

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!

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