Its source is Britannia, a Latin name meaning "One either from Brittany, in northern France, or from Great Britain."
The name Brittani ranked 1691st in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
Brittany did not appear on English name lists until the 18th century. It was probably created from the Latin name for the personification of Great Britian seen on coins and monuments and celebrated in the nationalistic anthem ''Rule Britannia.''
Two of Bridget's nicknames, Britt and Britta, might have been additional influences on the formation of this name.