Quick Facts on Brennen
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Brennen
Brennen is a slight Americanized respelling of the anglicized Irish surname Brennan (whereby an “e” replaces the traditional Irish “a”). Brennan was ultimately derived from the Irish clan name Ó Braonáin (where the “Ó” indicates a descendent of Braonáin). Braonáin originated as an old nickname from the Gaelic elements “braon” meaning “moisture, drop of water” plus the diminutive suffix “áin” suggesting a more specific meaning: “teardrop, sorrow”. The byname was probably given to a person who had suffered great personal tragedies. The surname Brennan is still alive and well in Ireland, particularly in the County Kilkenny region. Brennan was adopted as a given name in the United States in the 1960s and the slightly modified respelling of Brennen showed up in the late 1980s.
Popularity of the Name Brennen
Brennen first appeared on the Top 1000 list of American baby boy names in 1987. Brennan had already been around for over 20 years; but we guess at some point some parents decided to arbitrarily swap that “a” for an “e”. Brennen’s peak popularity is already behind him; the name reached its highest position on the charts at #534 in 1998. In other words, Brennen has never been a shining star on the charts but he has managed to achieve mild-moderate usage. Still, the traditional Irish spelling of Brennan is four times more popular than the altered Brennen spelling.
Popularity of the Boy Name Brennen
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Brennen
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Brennen
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Popular Songs on Brennen
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Brennen
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Famous People Named Brennen
Famous People Named Brennen - Brennen Carvalho (football player)
Children of Famous People Named Brennen
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Brennen - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Brennen
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 - Brennen