Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

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An American coinage used since the 1970s, possibly based on the male given name Brennan or Brendan.

Examples

  • Reilly turned, and saw that the Amazon—which was the only way Reilly could think of her, Miss Donnegal seemed entirely too formal a name for this creature who seemed to be made up entirely of mettle and flame, and Brenna … well, it went without saying that the name Brenna didn’t suit her at all—was coming out of what he assumed must be her bedroom.

    LADY of SKYE

  • It was, they’d decided, almost guaranteed that any woman christened with the name Brenna would be cursed with multiple chins, overly large front teeth, and a distinctly horse-like countenance.

    LADY of SKYE

  • Besides Sascha will see anyone else pregnant? (fingers crossed that Brenna is next)

    Q & A

  • Brenna is merely a political tool and nothing else. called me a wingnut, and so on!

    A Promise

  • And yes, Brenna is a victim of a wingnut witch-hunt.

    A Promise

  • The annoying Brenna is my top choice to go, followed by Stevie the opera queen.

    AI5 – Girls Round 1

  • He still much preferred those cases be referred to Brenna Donnegal.

    LADY of SKYE

  • “You’re calling her Brenna now,” Lord Glendenning said.

    LADY of SKYE

  • He would, he felt, have to purchase this lamb from the MacGregors, since, after seeing his beloved—and no matter what she said, he would call his Brenna his beloved—go to such lengths to save it, he would not allow the little thing to become anyone’s Easter supper.

    LADY of SKYE

  • The event also featured Brenna Findley, Terry Branstad, and special guest, Col. Bud Day, the most decorated living United States service member, who was born in Sioux City.

    With Five Open Legislative Seats, Sioux City Could Hold the Key to Republican Majorities

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