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Brenda Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Brenda is of Norse and Scandinavian origin.

The meaning of Brenda is "sword blade".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 730  in baby name popularity for girls with 380 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Brenda Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Brenda has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Brenda to other names.


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Related Names

Brenda is a form of the name Brandr.

Variants of the name Brenda include Brenn, Brenna.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Brenda in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Brenda.

Just for fun, see the name Brenda in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Brenda in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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