Brennan (given name)

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Brennan, Braonán
Gender male, female
Word/name Irish
Meaning "raven",[1] "sorrow", "drop", "brave"[2]
Region of origin Ireland
Other names
Related names Brendan

Brennan and Braonán are masculine given names, Brennan is also a feminine given name.[1] The given name Brennan is considered to be mainly an Irish or Gaelic name. The name is derived from the Irish surname Brennan, which in one form appears in Irish as Ó Braonáin, meaning "descendant of Braonán". The Gaelic personal name Braonán is derived from the Irish braon, meaning "sorrow". In some cases the given name Brennan may be a contracted form of the given name Brendan.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Name Brennan - Meaning, origin etc. - Both, Boy Names, Girl Names - Baby Name Brennan". 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2016-08-18. 
  2. ^ "". 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  3. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A dictionary of first names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 38, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 .