Brenna

First Name
28k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
629
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brenna

"Brenna" is a name of American origin, and it means "Sword". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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An American coinage used since the 1970s, possibly based on the male given name Brennan or Brendan.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Brenna

Brenna was born on March 4th, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Brenna O'Brien is a voice actress, television actress, and film actress. Brenna was born on March 9th, 1991 in Brampton.

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Brenna Garcia is an actor, commercial model, dancer, and dance. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Brenna was given the name Brent Joanne Penaflor on March 8th, 2004. Brenna is also known as Brenna and Brenna Penaflor.

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Brenna Sakas is a beauty queen. She holds the title Miss Arizona USA 2006 and Miss Arizona USA2006. Brenna was given the name Brenna Katheleen Sakas on June 4th, 1984 in Chandler, Arizona.

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Brenna was born in Edmonds, Washington.

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Brenna Rhoades is a sports team member for the Sacramento Pride.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brenna

Vincenzo was born in 1747 in Florence. He breathed his last breath on May 17th, 1820.

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Troy was born on May 8th, 1970.

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Wilhelm was born on October 8th, 1979.

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How popular is the baby name Brenna in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1946 7 7 0
1947 5 5 0
1948 16 16 0
1949 11 11 0
1950 18 18 0
1951 24 24 0
1952 28 28 0
1953 27 27 0
1954 41 41 0
1955 37 37 0
1956 24 24 0
1957 16 16 0
1958 18 18 0
1959 21 21 0
1960 21 21 0
1961 24 24 0
1962 35 35 0
1963 48 48 0
1964 51 51 0
1965 60 60 0
1966 52 52 0
1967 59 59 0
1968 95 95 0
1969 99 99 0
1970 120 120 0
1971 135 135 0
1972 112 112 0
1973 134 134 0
1974 167 167 0
1975 189 189 0
1976 184 184 0
1977 184 184 0
1978 212 212 0
1979 211 211 0
1980 300 300 0
1981 332 332 0
1982 317 317 0
1983 366 366 0
1984 411 411 0
1985 453 453 0
1986 440 440 0
1987 489 489 0
1988 527 527 0
1989 554 554 0
1990 605 605 0
1991 661 661 0
1992 725 725 0
1993 739 739 0
1994 1,002 1,002 0
1995 1,212 1,212 0
1996 1,149 1,149 0
1997 1,035 1,035 0
1998 1,047 1,047 0
1999 1,027 1,027 0
2000 1,023 1,023 0
2001 960 960 0
2002 924 924 0
2003 1,036 1,036 0
2004 966 966 0
2005 885 885 0
2006 845 845 0
2007 885 885 0
2008 765 765 0
2009 707 707 0
2010 643 643 0
2011 576 576 0
2012 457 457 0
2013 417 417 0
2014 361 361 0
2015 354 354 0
2016 302 302 0

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Popularity of Brenna as a first name

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Popularity of Brenna as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brenna U.S.
  White 96.34% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brenna

People with the last name Brenna are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Brenna

  • How Popular is the name Brenna? Brenna is the 1,413th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brenna was the 35,721st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brenna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,982 babies born with the first name Brenna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brenna to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brenna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Brenna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brenna is Sunday, November 1st, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Brenna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brenna was in 1995 with a total of 1,212 babies. That's a lot of babies named Brenna!
  • Random Brenna Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brenna ranks 81st in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 10 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Brenna: Your name in reverse order is Annerb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bnnrae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brenna? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 629 people with the last name Brenna.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brenna? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Brenna as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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