First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Brannan mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Brannan

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Alt. Meaning

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

N is for narrator, tell many stories

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brannan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brannan

Andrew H. Brannan

Andrew H. Brannan was a soldier. Andrew was given the name Andrew Howard Brannan in 1948. They passed away on January 13th, 2015.

Samuel Brannan

Samuel was born on March 2nd, 1819 in Saco, Maine, United States. He died on May 5th, 1889.

Donny Tourette

Donny Tourette is a glam punk and rock music musician. Donny was given the name Patrick Brannan on June 19th, 1981 in Liverpool, England.

Jay Brannan

Jay Brannan is a singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 2006. Jay was born on March 29th, 1982.

Justin Lee Brannan

Justin was born on October 14th, 1978.

Charles F. Brannan

Charles F. Brannan was an office holder. Charles was born on August 23rd, 1903 in Denver, Colorado, U.S. He breathed his last breath on July 2nd, 1992.

  • John Milton Brannan
  • Otis Brannan
    Baseball Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brannan U.S.
  White 91.98% 64.26%
  African American 2.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brannan

People with the last name Brannan are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Brannan

  • How Popular is the name Brannan? Brannan is the 19,557th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brannan was the 4,753rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brannan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 387 babies born with the first name Brannan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brannan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brannan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Brannan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brannan is Thursday, October 31st, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Brannan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brannan was in 1978 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Brannan Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brannan is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Brannan: The name spelled backwards is Nannarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nnabrna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brannan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,452 people with the last name Brannan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brannan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Brannan as their last name.
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