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Of Old Norse origin.

Feminine form of the name Brandr, meaning sword blade and fire.

It is also associated with the masculine name Brand, the Old Swedish and Old Danish form of Brandr.

Brenda is also used as the feminine form of the name Brendan.

Famous bearers are Brenda Blethyn, Brenda Lee, Brenda Fricker, Brenda Holloway, Brenda Asnicar, Brenda Vaccaro, Brenda Russell, Brenda Strong.

American singer Brenda Lee had more than 40 chart hits during the 1960’s.

Her most popular performances are “I’m Sorry” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”.