Origin : Irish


The name Brendan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "prince". According to Irish legend, Saint Brendan the Voyager was the first European to touch American soil, and his name has been established here for decades, peaking in the late 1990s. It first appeared on the US charts in 1941, especially popular, not surprisingly, for Irish-American boys. It is sometimes confused with the English surname name Brandon. Notable namesakes include Irish playwright Brendan Behan and actor Brendan Fraser. Mark Wahlberg used it for his son.

Popularity of name Brendan over time

There are 90077 people in the U.S. with the first name Brendan, this name was mostly popular in 1999 with popularity 3994 .

Brendan is used for both genders.

99.64 percent of people with the first name Brendan are man

0.36 percent of people with the first name Brendan are woman

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