Brittany: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Brittany

Brittany

Pronunciation: BRIT-ə-nee, BRIT-nee (key)

Origin of the name Brittany:

Derived from the name of the peninsula and the former province of northwestern France: hence, "from Brittany, a Breton." Var: Brittainy. Short: Britt.

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My mom's name is Brittany and she and everyone who knew her as a kid says she was the first Brittany. And it seems to hold very well: it first appeared in the 60s in the Southern US, then it took off and...well, you've seen what's happened.

My name is Brittany. I hate my name. There is like 10 Brittanys at my school and it gets annoying when people say my name cause you never know who they are talking about. I wish I had a different name.

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My name is Brittany and I HATE my name. I've tried to get used to this name, but I can't. I've been called "Britney Spears" ever since I was 5 (It's been eleven years now) and it sucks to be stuck under her name. MY NAME IS NOT BRITNEY EITHER!
If you plan on naming your child Brittany, I wish you good luck, because most likely, you child will dislike it due to TEASING! Though I could be wrong, she could love it, but I wouldn't risk your future daughter's mental health for it.

My roommate had a cat named Brittany and she was the best cat ever! Otherwise we both agree that we haven't met any likeable Brittany's.

My parents named me Brittany in the early 80's. At that time, it was fairly uncommon. Until the whole Britney Spears thing, I had only ever met 2 other Brittany's. I hated my name growing up because it was so uncommon and I was the only one of my friends who never had any personalized name things. Once Britney hit the scene, I hated my name because of how popular it became and because it was associated with ditzy blondes. Once I went to college I started going by my middle name, and have never looked back.

My eldest daughter is Brittany. It's a rocking cool name. You can tell it's a great name because it became so popular. I named my baby before Britney Spears became a mouse. I had only heard of one girl named Brittney and she was born in 1970. Who knew how many people would love the name?
My daughter has always been called Britt - which is also a Swedish name. It's similar to Brit - which is a male name. Both of my girls have the option of using a "boy" name if they want. That gives them more power. Brittany (say it Britt-n-ee or Britt-ney) is one of the most beautiful words on the planet.

I know a Brittany, she seem to be rude at times.

Nicknames for Brittany: | Edit

Britt, Brit, B, Bri, Tany, nee nee, Britty, Britters, Ditty

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Famous real-life people named Brittany: | Edit

Brittany Daniel, actress
Brittany Murphy, deceased actress
Brittany Snow, actress
Britney Spears, pop singer
Brittany and Abigail Hensel, conjoined twins

Brittany in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Hey Brittany!" by Forever The Sickest Kids
Brittany S. Pierce, quirky bisexual cheerleader on the TV series Glee
Brittany Diggers, character in the Gold Digger comics
Brittany Marsino, on the soap opera The Young and the Restless
Brittany Miller, lead singer of the fictional group "The Chipettes"
Brittany Weston, daughter of Elliot and Nancy Weston, on 1990s series "thirtysomething"
Brittany was a character in the '90s animated TV series "Daria"
Brittany, a fictional Norwegian Forest Cat kitty character in the story Adventure Wonders. Her bestfriend is name Hera

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