"blade of a sword"

Brenda Origin and Meaning

The name Brenda is a girl's name of Celtic origin meaning "blade of a sword".

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. The song "Brenda's Got a Baby" was late rap megastar Tupac's debut single.

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Famous People Named Brenda

  • Brenda ChapmanAmerican director
  • Brenda Irene Isabelle Frances Theresa Dean PaulEnglish actress and socialite
  • Brenda Lee (born Brenda Mae Tarpley)American pop singer
  • Brenda Anne BlethynEnglish actress
  • Brenda SongAmerican actress
  • Brenda Lee StrongAmerican actress
  • Brenda Diana Duff FrazierAmerican socialite
  • Brenda Joyce (born Betty Graftina Leabo)American actress
  • Brenda Marshall (born Ardis Ankerson)American actress
  • Brenda FrickerIrish actress
  • Brenda Ann BenetAmerican actress
  • Brenda Buell VaccaroAmerican actress
  • Brenda Irene DicksonAmerican actress
  • Brenda BruceEnglish actress
  • Brenda ButtnerAmerican TV journalist
  • Brenda Doreen Mignon de BanzieEnglish actress
  • Brenda VenusAmerican model and actress
  • Brenda Anne Marie SchultzMcCarthy, Dutch tennis player
  • Brenda Lea TurnbaughAmerican actress; twin sister Wendi Turnbaugh
  • Brenda Jean BakkeAmerican actress
  • Brenda NovakAmerican romance novelist
  • Brenda FagundesBrazilian Model
  • Brenda MilnerBritish neuropsychologist

Brenda in Pop Culture

  • "Brenda StarrReporter," comic strip and film
  • Brenda Walshcharacter on TV's "Beverly Hills 90210"
  • Brenda Leigh Johnsonmain character on TV's "The Closer"
  • BrendaTony Last's unfaithful wife in "A Handful of Dust" (1934) by Evelyn Waugh
  • Brenda Montgomerycharacter on French,Canadian parody soap "Le coeur a ses raisons"
  • Brenda Jenkinscharacter on TV's "227"
  • Brenda Meekscharacter from "Scary Movie"
  • Brendaa character in "The Scorch Trials"
  • "Brenda's Got a Baby" song by Tupac Shakur