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I love the name Brennan! My nephew was named it and he is the cutest little boy and a strong one as well. He is quite a warrior. His is spelled B-r-e-n-n-e-n which I like better. I would encourage anyone whose thinking of Brennen as the name of their baby boy to go for it.
-- jenorigin77  1/16/2006
Brennan sounds like a rugged, handsome name. The name I had thought of was Joel Brennan.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Nice name. My friend's nephew has this name and at first I thought it was weird because it's her mother's maiden name and I thought they just used that but the more I say it the more I like it.
-- Gianna  6/22/2006
Another surname in misuse by the Americans. It was once an Irish first name, which became a second name, which was translated to English. Now it is widely recognised as a second name. It is hardly ever used as a first name in it's country of origin.
-- Clodagh  4/9/2007
It would be a nice name except for the everlasting image of Bishop Brennan from "Father Ted".
-- lunalovegood  7/10/2007
Also the surname of the character Temperance Brennan in Kathy Reichs' books and TV series.
-- WCSAngel  9/27/2007
This is a great name with a cool sound and everything, but since it sounds a tad surname-y as a first name, I'd rather use it as a middle name. It sounds better in that position somehow.
-- slight night shiver  5/22/2008
I don't know why, as I usually abhor surname-names, but I LOVE this name. It's just got a lovely strong ring to it, and while it's different enough to be notable, it's also easy to pronounce and spell. I love the meaning, too: I've always been drawn to names with melancholy meanings.
-- vindemiatrix  6/7/2008
Brennan Manning is a Christian author who wrote "Tales of a ragamuffin" & "Abba's child."
-- RooRoo  9/6/2008
I only know one Brennan, a girl, so I think this is a lovely girl name, but an okay boy name.
-- Dawson  8/31/2010
Brennan can also be derived from the Irish given name Branán, meaning "little raven," or from German "Brennen," meaning "to burn."
-- hagdabah  1/29/2011
Though this name is masculine, it doesn't sound very masculine to me. I prefer it as a girls name. I actually have a friend named Brennan who's a girl and she loves her name.
-- SakiHeart  2/13/2012
The name Brennan was given to 73 baby girls born in the US in 2012. Yes, girls.
-- Oohvintage  7/18/2013
I named my son Brennan (middle name William) when he was born in 2000. It was really the only boy's name I ever wanted. The meanings include "raven-haired" and "little prince" and it has always fit him to a tee. Some other great things about it are it's unusual without being weird, it sounds good for any age, and it"s strong and masculine yet somehow soft also. I've always thought of it as kind of a mixture of Brandon and Shannon. It also doesn't rhyme with anything weird and my son has always been the only Brennan in his school, although we've crossed paths with maybe 3 other Brennans (baseball game, doctor's office and a restaurant) - all boys BTW. I prefer traditional spellings for names, so we went with the most traditional spelling - Brennan. The only drawback is that the only place we can get things with his name on them (without special ordering) is at an Irish store! Brennan was thrilled when we went to an Irish-themed store and they had tons of things with his name on them - lol! The only other thing is that people sometimes think his name is Brendan. But I really, really love that there aren't a bunch of other kids in his school with the name Brennan. I think that's one of the hardest things about picking a name. You want a great name for your child, but you don't want him to be one of 5 kids in the class named Alex (I LOVE the name Alex!). And spelling a name different doesn't make a name more unusual either -JMO. After all, we don't go around wearing nametags - when the teacher calls a child's name in class, Ashleigh might as well be Ashley. I had a friend in college named Kelley who hated that her name wasn't just spelled Kelly. She said that extra E her parents added to make her name a bit different caused her nothing but aggrevation because people always misspelled it. So picking a great name that isn't weird but is still a bit unusual (not just unusually spelled) is not easy. Brennan was it for us and I highly recommend it.
-- KittyCatarinaKC  10/15/2015
A beautiful name with a sad but poetic meaning. So romantic and sexy.
-- Anonymous User  11/7/2015

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