The name Brenna is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "descendant of the sad one". Brenna and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Trouble 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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