What does the name "Brittany" mean?


The feminine name "Brittany" is derived from the English name for the northwest region of France, which the French call Bretagne. The area was named for Briton settlers who fled there after England's Anglo-Saxon invasion.

Keeping true to the meaning and origin of the name "Brittany," it is pronounced BRIT-a-nee. This name became popular in the United States during the 1970s. Spelling variations include Brittani, Brittania, Bretteny, Brettiney, Britany, Britanny, Briteny, Britianee and Britiney.

Another pronunciation of the name "Brittany" is BRIT-nee. This pronunciation is often noted with a different spelling. Typical spellings denoting this pronunciation include Britney, Brittney, Brittny, Brittne, Brittnea, Brittnee, Brittneigh, Bryttnee and Bryttney.

"Brit" is often used as a common nickname.

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