US Popularity:2441
Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Sword, blade of the sword, flaming sword
Brenda is a powerful girl’s name that means “sword”, “blade of the sword,” or “flaming sword.” It is commonly accepted to be the feminine variant of the Old Norse boy’s name Brandr, which developed in the British Isles while they were under Nordic dominance. While it probably did not originate as a form of Brendan, today it is still considered a feminine version of this popular Irish masculine name. With its fierce meaning and storied Viking past, Brenda will give baby a strong and valiant start in life.

Brenda Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Brenda is currently #903 on The Bump
Girl:Brenda is currently #409 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Brenda is currently #2441 in U.S. births
Girl:Brenda is currently #946 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 65
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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