Brennan

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33k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Brennan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Brennan

"Brennan" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Tear, Sorrow". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A surname​, from Irish Ó Braonáin "descendant of Braonáin", which is a diminutive of braon "moisture, drop".
  2. A male given name of mostly American usage, from the surname, or a variant of Brendan.

Notable Persons Named Brennan

Brennan Williams is a football player for the Free agent. Brennan was born on February 5th, 1991 in Easton, Massachusetts.

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Brennan Brown is a stage, film, and television actor. He has been prominent since 2001. Brennan was born on November 23rd, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Brennan Elliott is an actor. Brennan was born in 1975 in Calgary.

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Brennan was born on June 28th, 1988 in New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Brennan Heart is a hardstyle disc jockey, record producer, and remix. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, DJ mixer, Synthesizer, and FL Studio. He has been prominent since 2006. Brennan was given the name Fabian Bohn on March 2nd, 1982 in Netherlands. Brennan is also known as Brennan Heart.

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Brennan Boesch is an athlete for the Boston Red Sox. Brennan was born on April 12th, 1985 in Santa Monica, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brennan

Megan Brennan is a 74th United States Postmaster General. Megan was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

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Lisa was given the name Lisa Nicole Brennan on May 17th, 1978 in All One Farm commune, Oregon.

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Chrisann was born in 1954 in Dayton, Ohio.

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John Brennan is a Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 5th United States Homeland Security Advisor, and Director of theNational Counterterrorism Center. John was born on September 22nd, 1955 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Neal Brennan is a satire, political satire, sketch comedy, observational comedy, black comedy, and ribaldry comedian. Neal was born on October 19th, 1973 in United States.

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Walter Brennan was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1925 to 1974. Walter was given the name Walter Andrew Brennan on July 25th, 1894 in Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S. He breathed his last breath on September 21st, 1974.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 5 0 5
1949 6 0 6
1950 6 0 6
1951 5 0 5
1953 6 0 6
1954 8 0 8
1955 10 0 10
1956 11 0 11
1957 9 0 9
1958 14 0 14
1959 11 0 11
1960 17 0 17
1961 25 0 25
1962 24 0 24
1963 32 0 32
1964 30 0 30
1965 41 5 36
1966 53 0 53
1967 53 0 53
1968 58 0 58
1969 66 0 66
1970 73 0 73
1971 78 0 78
1972 57 0 57
1973 75 6 69
1974 96 7 89
1975 113 11 102
1976 110 10 100
1977 116 8 108
1978 139 16 123
1979 153 16 137
1980 165 23 142
1981 153 14 139
1982 171 19 152
1983 207 25 182
1984 260 28 232
1985 273 20 253
1986 322 30 292
1987 456 34 422
1988 488 28 460
1989 478 33 445
1990 647 41 606
1991 751 53 698
1992 691 50 641
1993 720 57 663
1994 832 76 756
1995 978 62 916
1996 955 60 895
1997 1,019 52 967
1998 1,116 65 1,051
1999 1,164 58 1,106
2000 1,200 42 1,158
2001 1,181 60 1,121
2002 1,179 58 1,121
2003 1,167 41 1,126
2004 1,124 63 1,061
2005 1,101 47 1,054
2006 1,183 69 1,114
2007 1,307 100 1,207
2008 1,398 83 1,315
2009 1,549 86 1,463
2010 1,359 81 1,278
2011 1,263 87 1,176
2012 1,084 73 1,011
2013 992 65 927
2014 863 57 806
2015 727 40 687
2016 583 35 548
2017 500 42 458

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Popularity of Brennan as a first name

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Popularity of Brennan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brennan U.S.
  White 94.56% 64.26%
  African American 0.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brennan

People with the last name Brennan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Brennan

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  • How Popular is the name Brennan? Brennan is the 1,299th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brennan was the 701st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brennan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,106 babies born with the first name Brennan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brennan to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brennan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brennan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brennan is Friday, October 24th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Brennan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brennan was in 2009 with a total of 1,463 babies. That's a lot of babies named Brennan!
  • Random Brennan Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brennan ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 64 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Brennan: Your name in reverse order is Nannerb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bnenran. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brennan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 49,238 people with the last name Brennan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brennan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Brennan as their last name.

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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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