Pronunciation: bre-hnda-hn
Origin: Ireland

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Brendan is an Irish masculine given name that has its origins in the Gaelic name Breandán, which is derived from the earlier Old Irish Brénainn. The Old Welsh root of the name, breenhin, means "prince" or "king". The name has several variations, including Breanndán, Bhreandán, and Bhreandáin. It is also associated with the Latin form Brendanus and the Old English term "brōm dūn," which means "the hill of gorse". The name Brendan is culturally significant in Ireland, as it is associated with St. Brendan the Navigator, an early Irish saint who was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. St. Brendan is venerated by the Catholic Church, and his feast day is observed on May 16th. In addition to its religious associations, the name Brendan has been borne by several notable figures, such as playwright and poet Brendan Behan, actor Brendan Fraser, and actor Brendan Gleeson.

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chat-overall Overall: Brendan is currently #558 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Brendan is currently #558 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Brendan is currently #550 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Brendan is currently #550 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Brendan

  • Brendan Fraser: Brendan Fraser is an American-Canadian actor known for his roles in "The Mummy" series, "George of the Jungle," and "Encino Man."
  • Brendan Gleeson: Brendan Gleeson is an Irish actor known for his roles in "In Bruges," "Harry Potter," and "The Guard."
  • Brendan Robinson: An American actor known for his role as Lucas Gottesman in the television series "Pretty Little Liars."
  • Brendan Hansen: An American former competitive swimmer who has won numerous Olympic medals and holds several world records in breaststroke events.