Brittany Origin and Meaning
The name Brittany is a girl's name of French, English, Celtic origin.
Brittany first arrived on the US popularity list in 1971, and rapidly zoomed up the charts, in the Top 100 a decade later. By 1986 it had entered the Top 10, becoming the third most popular girls’ name in the country by 1989. After such immense popularity, there has been a steep decline, but it remains a name evocative of one of the most beautiful and culturally interesting areas of France -- and much preferable to the contracted Britney. Brittany evolved as a modern coinage from the ancient French duchy Bretagne. Celtic Bretons emigrated from France to become the Bretons of English; later the name Britain came to signify the country.
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Brittany Rank in US Top 1000
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Famous People Named Brittany
- Brittany Murphy (born Brittany Anne Bertolotti)American actress
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- Brittany Leanna "Britt" RobertsonAmerican actress
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- Brittany Ann DanielAmerican actress; twin sister Cynthia Daniel
- Brittany PollackAmerican ballerina
- Brittany Grace LincicomeAmerican golfer
- Brittany Ashton HolmesAmerican actress
- Brittany Joyce ElmslieAustralian Olympic swimmer
- Brittany BellMiss Guam Universe 2014
- Brittany Elizabeth Hogan MayerMiss California USA 2014, runner,up Miss USA
- Brittany Lee HenselAmerican conjoined twin and reality TV personality; twin sister Abigail "Abby" Hensel
- Brittany Amanda BaxterCanadian soccer player
- Brittany ByrnesAustralian actress
- Brittany Elizabeth CurranAmerican actress
- Brittany Renee FinamoreAmerican actress
- (Morgan) Brittany McConnellAmerican actress, twin sister (Megan) Brianna McConnell
- Brittany Alexandra TipladyCanadian actress
- Brittany UnderwoodAmerican actress
- Brittany FlickingerAmerican reality TV personality of "Paris Hilton's My New BFF"
- Brittany Hargestsinger of American Christian group Jump5
- Brittany BrobenAustralian Olympic diver
- Brittany Elizabeth JacksonAmerican basketball player
- Brittany "Bre" ScullarkAmerican model
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Brittany in Pop Culture
- Brittany Susan Piercecharacter on TV's "Glee"
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- Brittany Westoncharacter on TV's "Thirtysomething"
- Brittany Margueritecharacter on YouTube show "Most Popular Girls in School"
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- Brittany Doblercharacter on TV's "The Red Band Society"
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