Boy Baby Name

Brennan

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Quick Facts on Brennan

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Gaelic, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 343
Pronunciation:
BREN-әn
Simple meaning:
Teardrop, sorrow

Characteristics of Brennan

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Brennan

Brennan is a male name mainly used in the United States and was derived from an Irish surname, from the Gaelic O’Braonáin (descendent of Braonáin). Braonáin in turn originated from the nickname “Braon” which means ‘moisture, drop of water’ along with a diminutive suffix “áin” suggesting a more specific meaning: ‘teardrop, sorrow’. Brennan has been mainly a surname in Ireland (particularly in the County Kilkenny region) but was adopted as a given name in the United States in the 1960s.

Popularity of the Name Brennan

The name Brennan first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1966. From that point forward, the name has mainly experienced upwards momentum. This is mainly due to the high interest in Irish sounding names as well as the growing trend using surnames for first names. Brennan definitely has an Irish sensibility, although it is not exactly the most masculine of sounding names. The Irish boy’s name Brendan (meaning ‘prince’) has a strong and therefore manlier resonance. Brennan is more gentle and easy-going – perhaps even wistful given its ‘teardrop’ meaning. It’s a lovely name and a fine choice for any lucky little boy – but we might suggest balancing it with a happier middle name like Asher (which, incidentally, comes from a Hebrew word meaning just that – happy!).
Popularity of the Boy Name Brennan
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Brennan

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    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Brennan

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    Popular Songs on Brennan

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Brennan

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Brennan

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  • Famous People Named Brennan

    Famous People Named Brennan

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  • Children of Famous People Named Brennan

    Children of Famous People Named Brennan

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Brennan - Alan Thicke (actor/TV host)

  • Historic Figures

    Brennan - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

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Personality of the Boy Name Brennan

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

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