The name Brenda is a female given name in the English language. Its origin is uncertain, but it may be derived from a Scandinavian type of language, rather than Celtic like the masculine name Brendan. The name has been around for many centuries. Many famous people are named Brenda, including Brenda Blethyn, Brenda Song and Brenda Lee. There was also a woman in the golf series at Prince Edward Island who's name was Brenda from N-Ireland.