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Gender: Female Meaning of Brenna: "descendant of the sad one" Origin of Brenna: Feminine form of Brennan Brenna's Popularity in 2017: #994

The name Brenna is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "descendant of the sad one". Brenna is ranked #994 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Irish Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

From the experts:

Brenna is a feminine form of the Irish surname Brennan, or perhaps a variation of Brenda or Brendan—all of which have different meanings. Whatever its derivation or authenticity, it's a modern sounding name which has steadily decreased in popularity since 1995 when it peaked at Number 235 in the United States.

Brenna O'Brien is a Canadian actress.

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Famous People Named Brenna

Brenna Katheleen Sakas, Miss Arizona USA 2005
Brenna O'Brien, Canadian actress
Brenna Penaflor (born Brent Jhoanne Penaflor), Filipina actress
Brenna Rose Dilley (b. 1993), one of the first surviving set of sextuplets born in the United States
Brenna D'Amico, American actress
Brenna Dowell, American gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Brenna

(Mary) Brenna O'Toole, character in Nora Roberts' "Tears of the Moon"
Brenna Carver, character on TV's "Chasing Life"
Brenna, character in 'Elphame's Choice' by PC Cast

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