"descendent of the sad one"

Brennan Origin and Meaning

The name Brennan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "descendent of the sad one".

Brennan is a winning Irish surname name, more modern than Brian or Brendan, more unusual than Conor and Aidan. The only possible problem with Brennan: people might think you're saying Brendan.

Brennan eased onto the very bottom of the popularity list in 1966, and has pretty much remained in the Top 1000 ever since.

# 990 in the US

Brennan Rank in US Top 1000

# 724 on Nameberry

Brennan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Brennan Popularity

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Famous People Named Brennan

  • Brennan CarrollAmerican football coach; son of coach Pete Carroll
  • Brennan ElliottCanadian actor
  • Brennan Marcel WilliamsAmerican pro wrestler and NFL player
  • Brennan Philip BoeschAmerican baseball player
  • Brennan EvansCanadian ice hockey player
  • Brennan PooleAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Brennan NewberryAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Brennan Kerwin (b. 1995)son of Brian Kerwin & Jeanne Marie Troy
  • Brennan Rhys Robinson (b. 2001)son of singer Scott Robinson of boy band 5ive
  • John Owen BrennanCIA director
  • William Brennan Jr.United States Supreme Court Justice
  • Shane BrennanAmerican TV producer

Brennan in Pop Culture

  • Brennan Huffcharacter on the film "Step Brothers" played by Will Ferrell
  • Ray Brennancharacter on TV's "Las Vegas"
  • "Brennan of the Moor" 1913 film about the title character, a Robin Hood,type hero

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