in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From Britain
  • #184 All Time
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82k Brittney (English)
< 1k Brittania (English)

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

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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
19823,1153,09916#94 girl name
19834,4034,37726#64 girl name
19847,7087,66246#41 girl name
198515,49915,43861#17 girl name
198620,38420,30975#8 girl name
198722,31222,22488#7 girl name
198826,91526,815100#6 girl name
198938,00237,786216#3 girl name
199036,64736,535112#3 girl name
199129,13429,08945#3 girl name
199225,02024,97644#4 girl name
199321,76121,72635#6 girl name
199418,93718,89938#7 girl name
199516,51316,47736#8 girl name
199613,81513,79619#14 girl name
199711,54011,52713#20 girl name
19989,8569,84313#25 girl name
19997,9477,9425#35 girl name
20005,1825,1820#61 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Brittany? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 357,551 babies born with the name Brittany in the United States. That's more than enough Brittanies to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1963 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Brittany" was in 1989 with a total of 37,786 babies. (That's a lot of baby Brittanies)

According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brittany" ranks #7 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 231 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 26,915 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 Brittany popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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


Origin and Meaning of Brittany

The name "Brittany" is of English origin, and it means "From Britain". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy is an actress, singer, and voice artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to 2009. Brittany was born in 1977 as Brittany Anne Bertolotti in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.


Britt Robertson

Britt Robertson is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Britt was born in 1990 as Brittany Leanna Robertson in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.


Brittany Snow

Brittany Snow is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Brittany was born in 1986 as Brittany Anne Snow in Tampa, Florida, United States.


Brittany Daniel

Brittany Daniel is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Brittany was born in 1976 as Brittany Ann Daniel in Gainesville, Florida, U.S.


Brittany Andrews

Brittany Andrews is an adult biography. Brittany was born in 1973 as Michelle Barry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.


Brittany Curran

Brittany Curran is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Brittany was born in 1990 as Brittany Elizabeth Curran in Weymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.


Alternative Meanings

B is for brilliance, your vivacity for life.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Ynattirb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Irtbnyat". 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 Brittany born Mar 8, 1959

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 Portugal approximately on 875. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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