Quick Facts on Brendon
- English, Irish
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Characteristics of Brendon
Etymology & Historical Origin - Brendon
Brendon is the English equivalent to the Irish Brendan. Brendan developed from an old Irish name Breandán (earlier version: Bréanainn) which originated from the Welsh (Celtic) word “breehin” meaning “prince”. There are two prominent Irish saints who held this name. The most famous is the 6th century Saint Brendan the Navigator who purportedly sailed across the Atlantic searching for the Isle of the Blessed and claimed to have set foot on American soil (before any other white man). The other famous Irish saint, Saint Brendan of Birr (who was a friend and contemporary of Brendan the Navigator), was apparently carried away heavenward by angels. The legends of these great Irish saints promulgated during the Middle Ages aided in the name’s survival into modern times. The variation of Brandon (considered connected to Brendon) is more popular in the United States, England and Canada.
Popularity of the Name Brendon
Branden, Brandon, Brendan, Brenden and Brendon. It’s all so confusing. Brendan is the oldest of these names on the American charts (since 1941) and Brandon is the most common (a Top 50 choice today). All the names are somewhat related in terms of their Irish etymology (although the “Bren-“ names are more true to the “princely” Irish meaning). Brendon first appeared on the U.S. charts in 1967 and reached its peak usage in 1998 at position #318 on the Top 1000 list. Not coincidentally, Brandon was the 7th most commonly used baby boy name in the country at the time and Brendan was ranked on the Top 100. All of these names sort of mimic each other’s popularity over the years with one or two getting preferential treatment. Throw in names like Brayden, Braylen, Brayan, Brennan and Brenton – all of these “Bra-“ and “Bre-“ names start to blur together. Brendan, Brendon and Brandon are at least legitimate, time-tested spellings.
Popularity of the Boy Name Brendon
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Brendon
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Brendon
Brendon We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Brendon.
Popular Songs on Brendon
Brendon - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Brendon.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Brendon
Brendon Mouse's Big Idea to Save the Bad Bird Bunch (Greg Watkins) - The Bad Bird Bunch gets stuck in a tree with a hungry alligator trying to catch them for his supper. Brendon Mouse saves the day when he thinks of a way to save them. The Bad Bird Bunch are shocked when Brendon Mouse and all his friends come to their rescue, but everyone is willing to learn a valuable lesson about how important true buddies can be. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Famous People Named Brendon
Famous People Named Brendon - Brendon Ayanbadejo (football player); Brendon Small (comedian); Brendon Hartley (New Zealander race car driver); Brendon Urie (musician); Brendon Goddard (Australian rugby player)
Children of Famous People Named Brendon
Famous People Who Named Their Son Brendon - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Brendon.
Brendon - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Brendon - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Brendon.
Personality of the Boy Name Brendon
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Brendon