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The name Brenda is of Scandinavian origin, and means on fire.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Brenda has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Brenda
Use of the Name Brenda for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
596,311 375,799 57,252 19,529 8,246 3,079 1,644
The table below indicates the number of times the name Brenda has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Brenda first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1925, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Brenda
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
192597958  
192699856  
1927    
1928    
192992460  
193091064  
193183867  
193269695  
193368490  
1934651106  
1935556132  
1936509164  
1937423232  
1938241683  
1939862,758  
1940425,453  
1941416,333  
1942407,260  
1943358,413  
1944308,969  
1945289,237  
19462412,668  
19472115,803  
19481717,684  
19491320,516  
19501420,807  
19511421,652  
19521521,425  
19531820,133  
19541819,594  
19551819,128  
19561919,321  
19571324,319  
19581621,325  
19591621,407  
19601323,96395263
19611123,74789972
19621321,25693965
19631519,600  
19641817,104  
19652315,05998756
19662513,297  
19673111,486  
1968349,937  
1969389,004  
1970408,334  
1971437,156  
1972446,275  
1973535,383  
1974594,831  
1975674,236  
1976773,587  
1977913,149  
19781032,872  
19791122,771  
19801162,642  
19811122,717  
19821182,516  
19831202,433  
19841122,494  
19851232,382  
19861252,232  
19871282,152  
19881232,274  
19891322,266  
19901232,632  
19911202,630  
19921192,822  
19931142,884  
19941212,647  
19951192,606  
19961322,408  
19971482,162  
19981492,133  
19991601,974  
20001721,888  
20011881,730  
20022131,549  
20032281,435  
20042011,644  
Totals:  596,311 256

During the last 125 years, parents have used Brenda as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Brenda appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 78 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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