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Brendan

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Irish
"prince"

Brendan Origin and Meaning

The name Brendan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "prince".
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. 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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Lists containing Brendan

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Famous People Named Brendan

  • Brendan James FraserAmerican actor
  • Brendan RodgersNorthern Irish footballer
  • Brendan CoyleIrish actor
  • Brendan Joseph HansenAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • Brendan BuckleyAmerican drummer
  • Brendan Jacob Joel FehrCanadian actor
  • Brendan "Benny" LewisIrish entrepreneur and blogger
  • Brendan Murraymember of Irish boyband HomeTown
  • Brendan RooneyAmerican writer and producer
  • Brendan Joseph Wahlbergson of American actor Mark Wahlberg
  • Brendan McAvoyson of Scottish actor James McAvoy
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  • Brendan ColeEnglish dancer
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Brendan in Pop Culture

  • Brendan Rowecharacter on TV's "Charmed"
  • Brendan Davenportcharacter on Irish TV's "The Clinic"
  • Brendancharacter in Aphmau's YouTube series
  • Brendana main character in Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
  • Brendan Reynoldscharacter in movie "Blended"
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