Brennan

Brennan - A very unique male name



  Jul 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Brennan, meaning descendent of the sad one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1962 on position #1474. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Brennan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Brennan? 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 Brennan. The baby boy name Brennan was given to 994 baby boys in 2012, ranking #316 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,651 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Brennan peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2009 on position 241.



Famous with this name

Walter Brennan
Brennan Smith
Robert Brennan


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Brennan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Brennan is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #125 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #627.

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 Brennan is where you live.


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Brennan origin and meaning

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

Similar to Brennan

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

Brian / Bryan / Byron / Brayan / Barney / Bryon / Bruno / Brennen / Bernie / Brain /

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
2012316
2011293
2010271
2009241
2008263
2007284
2006297
2005313
2004299
2003275
2002273
2001274
2000276
1999268
1998270
1997289
1996294
1995291
1994327
1993360
1992364
1991346
1990385
1989440
1988426
1987421
1986540
1985557
1984569
1983660
1982781
1981825
1980772
1979799
1978803
1977908
1976864
1975946
1974915
19731008
19721166
19711164
19701454
19691043
19681033
19671113
19661111
19651376
19641479
19621474

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii125
Louisiana147
Michigan148
Massachusetts176
Rhode Island180
Mississippi182
Kentucky196
Ohio222
New Hampshire225
Tennessee240
Pennsylvania254
Maryland259
Indiana261
Wisconsin265
Montana266
Alabama267
Arkansas270
Nebraska271
Virginia277
Missouri280
Iowa281
South Carolina284
Illinois285
West Virginia301
Washington304
North Carolina322
Minnesota328
Connecticut329
New Jersey345
Georgia381
Florida384
New York399
Idaho426
Texas429
Arizona436
Oregon456
Colorado469
Kansas473
California490
Utah581
Oklahoma627

Even more about Brennan


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 Brennan 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 Brennan?

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
2009
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Brennan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,651
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1962
2012 births +994

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