Brittany

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359k
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since 1880
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137
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brittany

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay
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From Latin Brittania, presumably from Celtic. Compare Britain.

  1. A region in north-west France. [from 15th c.]
  2. (obsolete, chiefly poetic) The British Isles. [15th-19th c.]
  3. A female given name popular in the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s.
  4. (prison slang) Coward
  5. (dogs) A breed of gun dog.

Notable Persons Named Brittany

Britt Robertson is an actress. She was most active from 2000 to present. Britt was given the name Brittany Leanna Robertson on April 18th, 1990 in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. Britt is also known as Robertson and Brittany.

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Brittany Murphy was an actress, singer, voice artist, and voice acting. She was most prominent from 1991 to 2009. Brittany was given the name Brittany Anne Bertolotti on November 10th, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. She passed away on December 20th, 2009.

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Brittany Snow is an actress and singer. Her ongoing career started in 1998. Brittany was given the name Brittany Anne Snow on March 9th, 1986 in Tampa, Florida, United States.

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Brittany Daniel is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1989. Brittany was given the name Brittany Ann Daniel on March 17th, 1976 in Gainesville, Florida, U.S.

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BC Jean is a pop rock, soul music, dance-pop, and europop musician. She has been prominent since 2005. BC was given the name Brittany Jean Carlson on April 22nd, 1987.

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Brittany Howard is an americana, blues rock, garage rock, roots rock, soul, and americana (music) musician. Brittany was born on October 2nd, 1988 in Athens, Alabama, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brittany

Morgan Brittany is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1957. Morgan was given the name Suzanne Cupito on December 5th, 1951 in Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Judith was born as the child of Conan I of Rennes and Ermengarde-Gerberga of Anjou in 982. Judith is also known as Judith of Rennes. She died in 1017.

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Eleanor of Brittany was royalty. She holds the title Titular Duchess of Brittany and Countess of Richmond. She died on August 10th, 1241.

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Conan III, Duke of Brittany is a noble.

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Countess was born as the child of John II, Duke of Brittany, and Beatrice of England in 1268. Countess is also known as Marie de Dreux. She died in 1339.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1963 7 7 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 10 10 0
1966 16 16 0
1967 16 16 0
1968 33 33 0
1969 62 62 0
1970 76 76 0
1971 147 147 0
1972 201 201 0
1973 219 219 0
1974 257 246 11
1975 332 332 0
1976 360 352 8
1977 495 488 7
1978 639 630 9
1979 801 790 11
1980 1,413 1,406 7
1981 1,723 1,714 9
1982 3,116 3,100 16 #94 girl name
1983 4,403 4,377 26 #64 girl name
1984 7,711 7,665 46 #41 girl name
1985 15,500 15,439 61 #17 girl name
1986 20,385 20,310 75 #8 girl name
1987 22,316 22,228 88 #7 girl name
1988 26,916 26,816 100 #6 girl name
1989 38,002 37,786 216 #3 girl name
1990 36,649 36,537 112 #3 girl name
1991 29,135 29,090 45 #3 girl name
1992 25,021 24,977 44 #4 girl name
1993 21,760 21,725 35 #6 girl name
1994 18,937 18,899 38 #7 girl name
1995 16,512 16,476 36 #8 girl name
1996 13,815 13,796 19 #14 girl name
1997 11,540 11,527 13 #20 girl name
1998 9,856 9,843 13 #25 girl name
1999 7,947 7,942 5 #35 girl name
2000 5,183 5,183 0 #61 girl name
2001 2,939 2,929 10
2002 1,936 1,936 0
2003 1,584 1,579 5
2004 1,368 1,355 13
2005 1,193 1,193 0
2006 1,025 1,025 0
2007 914 914 0
2008 774 774 0
2009 670 670 0
2010 728 728 0
2011 748 748 0
2012 768 768 0
2013 718 718 0
2014 697 697 0
2015 687 687 0
2016 570 570 0

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Popularity of Brittany as a first name

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Common last names for Brittany

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Hall
  • Thomas
  • Reed

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brittany U.S.
  White 72.99% 64.26%
  African American 21.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brittany

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

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Fun Facts about the name Brittany

  • How Popular is the name Brittany? Brittany is the 186th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brittany was the 125,282nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brittany have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 358,835 babies born with the first name Brittany in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brittany to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brittany? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1963 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Brittany first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brittany is Friday, December 11th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Brittany born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brittany was in 1989 with a total of 37,786 babies. That's a lot of babies named Brittany!
  • Random Brittany Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brittany ranks 4th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 162 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Brittany: Your name in reverse order is Ynattirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tbiranyt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brittany? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 137 people with the last name Brittany.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brittany? Brittany is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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