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A pretty name but terribly dated. I do love the character, Brenda Lee Johnson, from the TV show The Closer.
Well, Brenda is a strong name for a strong woman! Good name! Yes, it feels little bit too harsh, but why not, it looks strong, so some harsh sound is good for it. Fits for different age woman. I like it!
I like Brenda.

Brenda is one of those names that are not Italian but that fit our style.

We use the masculine form of it (Brando) but not Branda as 'branda' means "cot".

Despite this association I link Brenda with 'brandy'. It gives me a solid, warm vibe. Something elegant and chic.

Brenda means "sword", a neat simple meaning. Brenda is short, it doesn't need any nickname and it's simple to write and pronounce.
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Also, I don't care for it.
Reminds me of bread, I don't know why.
Basic, boring, feels dated.
I don't know why but it reminds me of ice cream.-. I don't really like the name.
I really would like to have a nice nickname, but it's impossible with my name.
It gives me a negative vibe, partly because it sounds masculine and partly because of that creepy Brenda played by Shannon Dougherty in the TV show Beverly Hills 90210.
In 2018, 53 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Brenda who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 76th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
I knew a Brenda who was named after the singer Brenda Lee. It's a rare and unique enough name today and much preferred over its weak cousin Brenna. Brenda sounds strong. Nothing wrong with being strong.
I don't know why, but I really dislike Brenda. It sounds very harsh to me.
I love this name, strong and masculine in a good way. Other spellings can be Brienda, Brynda, or Brende.
The name Brenda was given to 338 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Brenda are female.
I like the name. Plain, straightforward, strong. FYI, not all Brendas are big, ugly, play golf, mean, or nasty. It is as strong as its meaning, sword.
I like my name. I have seen the meaning as sword, firebrand, and Raven. I like the strong connotation of it. It is a strong name, and it emits a sense of pride, defiance, and stalwart sense of loyalty and sensibility. A good name not overly used and full of fluff like Brittany or Heather...
Brenda Song is an American actress, model, and spokesperson. Song started in show business as a child fashion model. Her early television work included roles in the television shows Fudge and 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd. After many commercials and television roles in the late 1990s, Song won a Young Artist Award for her performance in The Ultimate Christmas Present. In 2002, Song signed a contract with Disney Channel and starred in the 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie Get a Clue and then made significant contributions to the channel, including Stuck in the Suburbs and many other productions. In 2005, Song began playing the lead female role of London Tipton in the The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck. The character is noted as one of Disney's longest continuous characters.
Brenda Howard (1946 – 2005) is called the 'Mother of Pride' for her involvement in organizing the rally and the march in New York in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots. She was involved in politics and activism for over 30 years, particularly for LGBT+ rights and health care, and was openly bisexual and polyamorous herself. She is credited with two other people for coming up with the name 'Pride' for the marches and once described herself as "Bi, Poly, Switch— I’m not greedy, I know what I want".
I like this name. It's classic and sounds mature.
Billy Joel's "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant"; "Brenda and Eddie were the popular steadies and the king and the queen of the prom..." In the song, it's pronounced "Brender", Noo Joizy style.
Brenda gail. Very beautiful name.
Brenda Diana Duff Frazier (Born: June 9, 1921, Died: May 3, 1982) was an American socialite.
I like the Bren sound in this name, but the Beverly Hills 90210 character association ruins it for me. However, don't let that stop you from using it-that show's old enough that a little Brenda born today won't be teased by her peers for the association.
Survivor: Nicaragua's 10th Place Winner's name was Brenda Lowe.

She also appeared on the Spanish game show "Que Dice La Gente", and is also a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader and also owns a Paddle-board company in Miami, Florida.
The infamous Brenda Ann Spencer, who shot at a schoolyard full of children. She injured eight children, a cop, and killed the principle and janitor. When asked why she did it, she replied, "I don't like Mondays, this livens up the day."
This name makes me think of a plain, big-boned, loud and rather masculine woman in her 40s who plays golf.

For some reason, this is exactly what every Brenda I've ever met has been like.
In the English satirical magazine "Private Eye" Queen Elizabeth II is referred to as Brenda - I'm not sure why, but it could be because it's seen as a lower middle class name, or not a timeless classic majestic like Elizabeth.
I like this name - it sounds pretty and it's not too popular.
I think it's a very pretty name.
From the Old English word brand, meaning sword.
For some strange reason, this name has, for a long time, made me picture a mean high school girl from the late 80s or early 90s with long, brown hair and sort of pale skin who has an arrogant and vicious personality. The name itself isn't so bad, but I prefer Brenna.
A famous bearer is English actress Brenda Blethyn (born 20 February 1946). She is best known for her Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA- and Golden Globe Award-winning role in the film "Secrets & Lies" (1996).
Brenda Lee, an American singer most popular during the fifties and sixties.
Brenda Song is a famous bearer.
There is a novelist named Brenda Joyce.
Hmmm, just a little bit plain for me.
I read a funny anecdote once about a born-again couple - they had two daughters and a third on the way. The wife had a terribly difficult labor and lost her religion in the process. They ended up with Faith, Hope and Brenda.
I like Bren. It has a nice sound.
I think this name is pretty. I like the simplicity of it. I hate frou-frou names like Gabriella and Isabella and I hate overly popular names like Ashley and Jessica. This name strikes a nice balance. If I ever have a daughter this will probably be her name.
Brenda is not one of my favorite names, it is cold and harsh sounding.
No one should be called Brenda because when the child goes to school the teacher will call out Brendan instead of Brenda.
Actress Brenda Song from Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zach & Cody.
The cable channel TNT has a great show called The Closer. The lead character is a police detective named Brenda Johnson. She is pretty, intelligent, and tough. Great show!
I like this name a lot. We are trying to find a name that is not real popular, but not way out in left field either. This name is at the top of our list. My dad's name is Brandon, so that makes me like it even more.
Makes me think of a middle aged woman.
Brenda Strong (born March 25, 1958) stars as deceased narrator Mary Alice Young on the popular soap-dramedy "Desperate Housewives".
I really love this name, it is sweet, short and not too cutesy for a girl. There was an episode of the original 'CSI' that featured a little girl named Brenda, played by a very young Dakota Fanning.
Brenda Gail Webb is the real name of country singer Crystal Gayle, whom I'm listening to at this very moment.
Famous bearer: Child actress Brenda Turnbaugh ("Little House on the Prairie").
Famous bearer: Shannen Doherty´s character on "Beverly Hills 90210" was named Brenda Walsh, twins sister of Brandon (played by Jason Priestley).

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