- old english (anglo-saxon) / celtic / latin
- NAME ROOT:
- (BRōM DūN) (BRéANAINN) (BRENDANUS)
- The origin of this name is still today quite uncertain. The theories include: From the Old English "Brom Dun" or the Irish "Bréanainn", which seems to derive from the Latin "Brendanus" and is probably Lombardian. There is no certainty who first adopted the name. There are many saints who have the name "Bréanainn" and "Brendanus" and the sources are always conflicting. 1) The name comes from old English “Brōm dūn”, meaning "the hill of gorse". 2) The English “Brendan” is an Anglicized form of the Irish “Breandán”. This Irish name is derived from the Old Irish “Brénainn”, a personal name (pronounced “br'ēn-in'”), which is in turn derived from a borrowing of the Welsh language word “breenhín”, meaning "a prince".
- brennan, branden, brendan, brenden, brendon, brandan, brandyn
- brenda, brenna
- PET & SHORT FORM
- bren, brand
Use in other languages
- gaelic - latinized
- brennan, brendan, breandán, breanndán, bhreandán, bhreandáin, Bréanainn
Geographical spread (only living languages)
Popularity & Ranking
#70UNITED STATES RANKING
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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)
- Numerological Values:
If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.
- Chakra Number:
- 5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"
The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.
- Color meaning:
The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.
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