Name: Brenda

Origin and Meaning of the Name Brenda

  • Meaning:
    Sword
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (BREN dah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Brenda)
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Miscellaneous Info for Brenda

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Possibly from the Old Norse word 'brand' meaning 'sword', or a feminine form of Brendan. The name was used first in Scotland, and has since spread to the rest of the world.

    Brenda Lee is an American country singer and Brenda Blethyn is an English actress.

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