The name Brittany is a girl's name of French, English, Celtic origin. Brittany is ranked #712 on our popularity charts and is often added to user-created lists like Bitchy girl names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibsets you know".
From the experts:
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 an inevitable decline, with its standing now at Number 542, 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.