Brendan: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Brendan

Derived from Brendanus, the Latinized version of the Irish name Bréanainn, meaning “prince.” You may want to stick with the original form so he doesn’t get a big head — even if your name means prince, you can’t be too conceited if it ends in “anus.”

Nicknames:

Bren.

Famous people named Brendan:

Actors Brendan Fraser, Brendan Coyle, and Brendan Fehr; Olympic swimmer Brendan Hansen; writer/producer Brendan Rooney.

Fun fact:

Irish legend holds that St. Brendan was the first European to come to America.

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