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What does Beret mean?

Beret Pronunciation of Beret [beret] as a girls' name is a Gaelic name, and Beret means "gorgeous, splendid, magnificient; exalted one". Beret is an alternate form of Berit (Scandinavian, Dutch). Beret is also a form of Bridget (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, splendid (glory), exalted.


16 alternative forms via Berit, Bridget: Berett, Berget, Bergett, Bergette, Berrit, Birget, Birgett, Birgit, Birte, Breda, Briget, Brijet, Brita, Britt, Bryget and Bryjet.

Creative forms:
(female) Beet, Berda, ..

(male) Berdi, Bereta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Beret Ryann (B.R.), ..

How popular is Beret?

Beret is an unusual first name for women. Beret is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Bridget (#537 from current records) and Britt are the popular varying forms of Beret (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Birte, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Beret was at its apex 45 years ago (average #621) and is now significantly diminished, with the version Bridget falling out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bridget, Britt in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beret and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Beret is alike in pronunciation to Bara, Barah, Bari, Barra, Barri, Barry, Bera, Berree, Berri, Berrie, Berry and Bora. Other recommended names are Ateret, Bebe, Bee, Beea, Belen, Bergen, Beril, Berna, Bernee, Berneta, Berni, Berny, Berrta, Berrte (see Bertha), Berrti, Berrty (see Bertha), Bert, Berta, Berte, Berti, Berty, Beryl, Beryn, Bet, Bett, Brea, Bree, Brei, Bren, Bret, Brett, Briet, Brit, Burnet and Byrget. These names tend to be more frequently used than Beret.

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