Brendan

Brendan - A very unique male name



  Jan 16,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Brendan, meaning prince, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1917 on position #1451. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Brendan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Brendan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Brendan. The baby boy name Brendan was given to 1,109 baby boys in 2012, ranking #302 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,480 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Brendan peaked in popularity 18 years ago in 1999 on position 96.



Famous with this name

Brendan Fraser
Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Fehr


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Brendan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Brendan is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #100 - and is the least popular in Tennessee at position #605.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Brendan is where you live.


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Brendan origin and meaning

Brendan is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means prince. To see famous people named Brendan, pop culture references for the name Brendan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Brendan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Brendan, sorted by popularity.

Brandon / Brent / Bryant / Branden / Brenden / Brendon / Brenton / Brantley / Brant / Brandan /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012302
2011263
2010230
2009212
2008207
2007205
2006185
2005176
2004149
2003141
2002124
2001115
2000101
199996
199899
1997107
1996131
1995132
1994130
1993145
1992145
1991147
1990155
1989145
1988157
1987154
1986185
1985186
1984188
1983190
1982205
1981216
1980220
1979230
1978236
1977262
1976246
1975298
1974305
1973324
1972346
1971341
1970340
1969368
1968348
1967350
1966343
1965438
1964469
1963510
1962513
1961509
1960516
1959562
1958659
1957609
1956662
1955674
1954765
1953759
1952836
1951891
1950791
1949845
1948867
1947865
1946831
1945794
1944837
1943772
1942966
1941779
1940809
1939884
1938962
1937829
1936789
1935828
1934814
19331036
19321039
19311452
19301423
19291330
19281320
19271573
19261228
19251485
19241633
19231493
19211760
19201740
19191430
19171451

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts100
Connecticut138
New Jersey164
Pennsylvania175
Maryland178
New York186
Illinois193
Rhode Island205
Michigan216
Virginia232
District of Columbia254
Kentucky265
Missouri272
Colorado281
Ohio302
Florida316
Nebraska317
South Carolina328
West Virginia338
Georgia342
North Carolina344
Alabama354
California359
Arkansas362
Minnesota365
Iowa370
Arizona375
Louisiana381
Washington386
Indiana401
Kansas402
Wisconsin406
Oregon421
Texas422
Mississippi486
Utah497
Oklahoma560
Tennessee605

Even more about Brendan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Brendan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Brendan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1999
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Brendan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,480
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1917
2012 births +1,109

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