Brittany Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Brittany: | Edit
Brittany is a very charming, delightful name for a woman. Though it has become rather popular, it is still a fine choice as a name for a baby girl. It is pronounced Brit-uh-nee, or Brit-nee.
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A good friend of mine has this name. She is a very likeable, very sweet, very strong woman and mother. The name suits her very well. She loves her family and friends, and is always looking out for others. I've only known one other girl with this name very briefly in the past. It's very lovely to me.
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 really like the name Brittany. Although, on a former baby name website entltled "Baby Name Reviews", a lot of people said that Britney Spears ruined the name, and that the spelling BRITNEY was the "trashy" way of spelling it. I personally like the spelling BRITTANY and I would definitely use it for a name for my daughter.
- Nicknames for Brittany: | Edit
Britt, Brit, Bree, Britty, Britters.
- Meanings and history of the name Brittany: | Edit
Meanings of the name "Brittany".
In English: Originally the ancient duchy of Bretagne in France. Celtic Bretons emigrated from France to become the Bretons of England.
- Famous real-life people named Brittany: | Edit
Brittany Daniel, actress
Brittany Murphy, deceased actress
Brittany Snow, actress
Brittany and Abigail Hensel, conjoined twins
Brittany Rogers, Canadian Olympic gymnast
- 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 named Hera
Binocular Brittany, the spy/bird watcher from the movie "Where is Like Lemons"