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Brendan Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Brendan is of Celtic and Irish origin.

The meaning of Brendan is "prince".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 351 in baby name popularity for boys with 911 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Variants of the name Brendan include Brenden, Brendon, Brennan, Brennen, Brennon.

Other Tidbits

Brendan falls into the royal title name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Brendan Gaughan, Brendan Fraser.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Brendan.

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

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Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.