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.
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