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Gender: M Meaning of Brendan: "prince" Origin of Brendan: Irish Brendan's Popularity in 2013: #326

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According to Irish legend, Saint Brendan the Voyager was the first European to touch American soil, and his name has been established here for decades, peaking in the late 1990s, and currently ranking at Number 326.. It first appeared on the US charts in 1941, especially popular, not surprisingly, for Irish-American boys. It is sometimes confused with the English surname name Brandon.

Notable namesakes include Irish playwright Brendan Behan and actor Brendan Fraser. Mark Wahlberg used it for his son.

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Famous People Named Brendan

Brendan James Fraser, American actor
Brendan Coyle, Irish actor
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Brendan Joseph Wahlberg, son of American actor Mark Wahlberg
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Brendan Jacob Joel Fehr, Canadian actor
Brendan "Benny" Lewis, Irish polyglot/entrepreneur/blogger

Pop Culture References for the Name Brendan

Brendan Rowe, character from the TV series "Charmed"
Brendan Davenport, from Irish TV series "The Clinic"

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