Brennus Name Meaning & Origin

Brennus

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Latinized form of a Celtic name (or title) that possibly meant either "king, prince" or "raven". Brennus was a Gallic leader of the 4th-century BC who attacked and sacked Rome.

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We are naming our son Brennus, shorten to Bren as a nickname.

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Brennus (or Brennos) is the name of two Gaulish chieftains famous in ancient history. Brennus (4th century BC), chieftain of the Senones, a Gallic tribe originating from the modern areas of France known as Seine-et-Marne, Loiret, and Yonne; in 387 BC, in the Battle of the Allia, he led an army of Cisalpine Gauls in their attack on Rome. Brennus (3rd century BC), one of the leaders of the army of Gauls who invaded Macedon and northern Greece and defeated the assembled Greeks at Thermopylae.

The recurrence of the name Brennus make it likely that it was a title rather than a proper name. Indeed, the suffix -us means that it is almost certainly Romanised. Probably meaning "courageous, zealous, intense"

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