Brendan Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Brendan:
Variant form of Branton, a surname that originated from English place-names composed of the Old English elements brom (broom, brushwood) and dun (hill): hence, “dweller near the brushwood hill.” Alter-natively, Brandon is a variant form of Brendan, an Angli-cized form of the Irish Breandán (prince). Var: Brendon.
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Our 7 year old is named Brendan. I like the name and it combines my husband's name (Brent) with my dad's name (Danny), which is cool. I do find there is some spelling confusion (Brandon, Brenden, Brendon) and a lot of similar sounding names in his school now, which I hadn't anticipated. It is easy to pronounce and suits our family well.
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It is of Irish, Gaelic and Celtic origin, and its meaning is "prince".
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Brendon Urie- Panic! At The Disco
St. Brendan the Navigator-6th Century Saint from Ireland said to have reached America long before Columbus.
St. Brendan of Birr - also a 6th century Irish saint; called Brendan the Elder and the Prophet of Ireland; advocate for St. Colomba (of Iona) and friend of St. Brendan the Navigator
Brendan Byrne-47th Governor of NJ
Brendan Shanahan -- NHL player for the Detroit red wings
Brendan Murray, member of Irish boyband HomeTown
Brendan Joseph Wahlberg (b. 2008), son of American actor, producer, businessman, former model, rapper, and songwriter Mark Wahlberg and American model Rhea Durham
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Early Celtic Christianity: song, "Holy Brendan"