Girl Baby Name

Brenna

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Quick Facts on Brenna

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 682
Pronunciation:
BREN-ah
Simple meaning:
Sorrow

Characteristics of Brenna

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Brenna

Brenna is most likely the feminine form of the Irish masculine name Brennan. Brennan is the anglicized version of the Gaelic given name Braonán which means “sorrow”. This meaning is ultimately derived from the Irish word “braon” (“tear drop”) plus the diminutive “-an” suffix suggesting a “little tear drop”. It’s not the most happiest of etymologies but there is something bittersweet about it. Some people have suggested that Brenna comes from one of the Celtic languages and means either "little raven" or "lovely one" but we simply could not find any evidence for these claims. Since Brenna was mainly coined in the United States it could have also developed as a variant of Brenda or Brianna.

Popularity of the Name Brenna

Brenna has been in use in America since the early 1970s. It hit its peak popularity in the mid-1990s when it achieved spot #235 on the charts in 1995. Since that year, however, Brenna has been on a backwards trajectory as her popularity is on the decline. The name continues to slip down the charts and is now at levels of fairly low moderation. No longer a stylish choice by today’s naming standards, Brenna was more consistent with the fashions of the 1980s and 90s. No one seems to be crying a “little tear drop” for her, though. Brenna has come and gone without much fuss or fanfare. Never an ϋber-popular favorite, Brenna is nonetheless soft and sweet. It’s a simple, understated beauty with a touch of melancholy (sorrow). The name is wistful and breezy and rolls off the tongue with ease.
Popularity of the Girl Name Brenna
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Brenna

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Brenna

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Brenna

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

  • Popular Songs on Brenna

    Popular Songs on Brenna

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Brenna

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Brenna

    Double Clutch: A Brenna Blixen Novel (Liz Reinhardt) - What happens when you fall for the perfect guy...twice...in one day? Brenna Blixen spent her freshman year homeschooling in Denmark; now that she's back in the States, she's determined to make her sophomore year unforgettable. And by unforgettable, she imagined awesome classes, fun friendships, and maybe a little romance. What she got was a whole lot of romance, and all at once. The same day that dark, brooding Saxon Maclean charmed her with his killer good looks and whip-smart wit, Jake Kelly stole her breath away with his heart-wrenching smile and intelligent, thoughtful focus. But Saxon is a proud player who makes it clear that he doesn't know why he can't get Brenna off of his mind and out of his system, and Jake's sweet and humble attitude hides a secret past life that might be darker and more complex than Brenna is willing to deal with. Complicating the matter is the fact that Saxon and Jake were once best friends and are now arch-enemies...and the more Brenna finds out about their connection to each other, the more intrigued and worried she becomes. Between keeping the peace with her lovingly over-protective parents, designing t-shirts for her high school's rising punk band, keeping up her grades in classes split between academic and technical high school, and running the track like a maniac, Brenna has enough to worry about without juggling two guys who make her heart thud and drive her crazy all at once. She has to make a choice, but how is she supposed to do that when giving her heart to one of them might mean breaking the other's? Recommended for ages 15+

    Junk Miles: A Brenna Blixen Novel (Liz Reinhardt) - Volume 2 of the Brenna Blixon novels. Kissing someone other than your boyfriend is cheating. But what about thinking about kissing someone other than your boyfriend? What about thinking about it a lot? Brenna Blixen has the perfect boyfriend. He's sweet, sexy, loyal, and sure that Brenna is the best thing that's ever happened to him. But being the perfect girlfriend isn't as easy as Brenna thought it would be, and the pressure that comes with trying to be Jake's everything is beginning to weigh on her. When her mother surprises her with a trip to Paris over winter break, she's torn. She anticipated spending her vacation snuggling with Jake Kelly, ice-skating, drinking cocoa, and relaxing...but what girl in her right mind would turn down a trip to Paris? Things only get more confusing when she winds up unexpectedly and unavoidably thrown into Saxon Maclean's arms in the City of Lights. Far away from the comfort and stability she finds at Jake's side, Brenna faces down the feelings that have been swirling through her since the day she laid eyes on Saxon. Is it fair for her to call herself Jake's girlfriend when she has so many unresolved feelings about someone else? Brenna is determined to figure it all out, even if it means making some of the hardest decisions of her entire life. She also learns that every single thing she does has rippling repercussions, some that fill her with total regret. By the time she figures out what her heart truly wants, she realizes that she may not be able to have it after all. Junk Miles is book # 2 in the Brenna Blixen series. Book # 1 in Brenna's story is Double Clutch. This book is recommended for ages 15+

  • Famous People Named Brenna

    Famous People Named Brenna

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

  • Children of Famous People Named Brenna

    Children of Famous People Named Brenna

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  • Historic Figures

    Brenna - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Brenna

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 - Brenna

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