Girl Baby Name

Breanna

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Quick Facts on Breanna

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 509
Pronunciation:
bree-AN-ah
Simple meaning:
Noble, strong

Characteristics of Breanna

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Breanna

Breanna is an Americanized respelling of the Irish name Brianna which is the feminine form of Brian. Brian comes from the Old Celtic word “brígh” which means ‘noble, strong, virtuous.’ The female equivalent of the name (Brianna) has been around as far back as the 16th century. In modern times, Brianna has become a popular choice, but almost exclusively in the United States despite its Irish origin. As an American favorite, many spelling mutations have since occurred. From Brianna to Briana to Breanna to Bryanna (not to mention Brielle, Briella, Bree).

Popularity of the Name Breanna

Breanna first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1976, three years after Brianna made her debut and six years after Briana. Today, Breanna is the third most popular spelling variations of this ever-popular name. Like her sisters, Breanna rapidly ascended the charts and managed to gain a position on the Top 100 list of most favored girl names for ten straight years (1992-2001). Since the turn of the 21st century, however, it appears as if American parents are not as interested in the Brianna, Arianna wistful, breezy sounding names. Instead, the latest trend is going in the direction of names with traditional charm (Isabella, Sophia, Emma, Ava, Olivia). So we’re not surprised to see the backwards momentum currently experienced by Breanna. This name has already seen her day in the sun.
Popularity of the Girl Name Breanna
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Breanna

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Breanna

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Breanna

    Breanna We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Breanna.

  • Popular Songs on Breanna

    Popular Songs on Breanna

    Breanna - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Breanna.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Breanna

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Breanna

    Breanna & Amber: Help each other achieve their dreams (Sabrina Depina Graham) - Breanna & Amber help each other achieve their dreams. Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Breanna

    Famous People Named Breanna

    Famous People Named Breanna - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Breanna.

  • Children of Famous People Named Breanna

    Children of Famous People Named Breanna

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Breanna - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Breanna.

  • Historic Figures

    Breanna - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Breanna - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Breanna.

Personality of the Girl Name Breanna

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Breanna

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