Name: Brittany

Origin and Meaning of the Name Brittany

  • Meaning:
    Land of the Britons
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (BRIT a nee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Brittany)
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Miscellaneous Info for Brittany

  • Categories:
  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The English name for the French province of Bretagne, named for the Briton settlers who arrived after the Anglo-Saxon invasion of England.

    Brittany joined the US top 1000 in 1971 and experienced it's highest popularity (3rd most popular girl's name in USA) in the early 1990s. It has since declined in popularity.

    The name is borne by the actresses Brittany Murphy and Brittany Snow.

Similar Names to Brittany for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Brittany (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Brittany - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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