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PronouncedPron.BREN-dən English

Meaning & History

From Brendanus, the Latinized form of the Irish name Bréanainn which was derived from a Welsh word meaning "prince". Saint Brendan was a 6th-century Irish abbot who, according to legend, crossed the Atlantic and reached North America with 17 other monks.
VariantsBreandán, Brendanus Irish Brenden, Brendon English
Other Languages & CulturesBréanainn Ancient Irish


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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute