Given Name BRENDAN

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Irish, English
PRONOUNCED: BREN-dən (English)  [details]

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.


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VARIANTS: Breandán, Brendanus (Irish), Brenden, Brendon (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Bréanainn (Ancient Irish)
Entry updated October 11, 2012