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Gender: F Meaning of Brenda: "blade of a sword" Origin of Brenda: Scottish Brenda's Popularity in 2015: #803

First the heroine of Sir Walter Scott's 1822 novel The Pirate, then a glamorous 1940s debutante, then the troubled twin on Beverly Hills 90210, and now fading in favor of more modern Brenna, Briana, and Bryn. Much more likely to be worn by a mother or grandmother these days.

Famous People Named Brenda

Brenda Lee, American pop singer
Brenda Blethyn, English actress
Brenda Song, American actress
Brenda Strong, American actress
Brenda Lea Turnbaugh, American actress; twin sister Wendi Turnbaugh
Brenda Jean Bakke, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Brenda

Brenda Leigh Johnson, main character on TV's "The Closer"
Brenda, Tony Last's unfaithful wife in "A Handful of Dust" (1934) by Evelyn Waugh
Brenda Montgomery, character on French-Canadian parody soap "Le coeur a ses raisons"
Brenda Walsh, character on TV's "Beverly Hills 90210"
Brenda Jenkins, character on TV's "227"
"Brenda's Got a Baby," song by Tupac Shakur
Brenda Meeks, character from "Scary Movie"

Brenndah, Brenna, Bren, Brennda, Brenn