US Popularity:25651
Other Origin(s):Norse
Meaning:Descendent of Breacán; Spotted, speckled
If you're looking for a name that celebrates baby's Irish heritage, consider Bracken, a gender-neutral name that means "descendent of Breacán." This old family name derives from the Irish surname O'Breacán, which comes from the Irish word breac, meaning "spotted" or "speckled." Because of this, the name boasts connotations of family history that make it an excellent option for your little one. Bracken is also the name of a leafy fern found throughout Ireland, deriving from Middle English by way of Old Norse brakni, meaning “undergrowth,” which further gives the name an element of earthiness and natural beauty.

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Overall:Bracken is currently #25651 in U.S. births
Boy:Bracken is currently #12455 in U.S. births

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