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The name Brendan is of Irish origin, and means little raven.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Brendan has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Brendan
Use of the Name Brendan for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
70,342 69,720 58,716 32,651 15,665 5,547 2,694
The table below indicates the number of times the name Brendan has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Brendan first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1941, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Brendan
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
194197643  
1942    
194390454  
1944    
194592548  
194695449  
1947    
194897151  
194995852  
195088260  
195194055  
195286965  
195381177  
195489668  
195573299  
1956690115  
1957644141  
1958682123  
1959585179  
1960540216  
1961511241  
1962510240  
1963515241  
1964465291  
1965440307  
1966339488  
1967355444  
1968344499  
1969364467  
1970335565  
1971336543  
1972343502  
1973320547  
1974296629  
1975292657  
1976242827  
1977258765  
1978235892  
1979230986  
19802191,099  
19812151,153  
19822061,193  
19831911,271  
19841871,330  
19851851,377  
19861851,397  
19871561,803  
19881551,788  
19891442,147  
19901551,993  
19911472,183  
19921442,299  
19931452,301  
19941292,731  
19951332,689  
19961312,811  
19971073,619  
1998993,874  
1999963,993  
20001013,651  
20011153,337  
20021243,130  
20031422,853  
20041462,694  
Totals:  70,342 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Brendan as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Brendan appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 61 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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