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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brehon

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bre"hon
An ancient Irish or Scotch judge.

Etymology: Ir. breitheamh judge


From an Anglicized oblique form (see vocative plural a brithemnu) of Old Irish brithem, from breth (“judgment”).

  1. (Ireland, historical) A judge or lawgiver in ancient Celtic Ireland.

Notable Persons Named Brehon

Brehon B. Somervell was a koppers. His military service ended in 1946. Brehon was born on May 9th, 1892 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He died on February 13th, 1955.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Brehon

Kieron Brehon is a sports team member for the Nuneaton Griff F.C.


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Popularity of Brehon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brehon U.S.
  White 11.94% 64.26%
  African American 78.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brehon

People with the last name Brehon are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Brehon

  • How Popular is the name Brehon? Brehon is the 62,736th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brehon was the 127,494th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brehon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 19 babies born with the first name Brehon in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brehon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Brehon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brehon is Wednesday, September 28th, 1921.
  • What year had the most people named Brehon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brehon was in 1989 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Random Brehon Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brehon is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Brehon: Your name in reverse order is Noherb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Benhro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brehon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 134 people with the last name Brehon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brehon? Brehon is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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