Possibly either a variation of Brenda or a modern feminine form of Brennan. May also be taken from the Irish male name, Br\u00e9anainn, meaning "prince." Influenced by the similar popular name, Brianna, currently ranked No. 20 on the chart. Peaked in 1995, following the release of the popular 1994 movie, "Guarding Tess," starring actress Brenna McDonough. Currently a top 400 name for its trendy ending with an "a."