What does Bret mean?
Bret [bret] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Bret) is of Latin derivation, and the name Bret means "from Britany or Britain; from Brittany or Britain". Bret is a version of Brett (Latin): last name used as given name. Bret is also a form of Brittany (Latin).
Associated with: britain (england).
1 masculine form: Brett.Creative forms:
(female) Beet, Brah, ..
(male) Breta, .. Middle name pairings:
Bret Mallory (B.M.), ..
How popular is Bret?
Bret is a rare given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#127186 out of 150436, Top 85%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Bret (unlisted) are Brett, Britni, Britny, Britt, Britta and Brittany (#460 a year ago). These relations of Bret were at the top of their popularity 3 decades ago (adoption of 2.21%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.03%, 98% less), with forms like Brittany becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Bret is pronounced similarly to Briet, Briette and Bright. Other suggested similar names are Anet, Arlet, Bat, Bea, Bee, Beea, Bel, Bep, Beret, Berett, Berget, Berit, Bert, Bet, Beta, Beth▼, Bets, Bett, Bev, Birget, Bit, Brea, Breah, Breck, Breda, Bree, Breea, Breen, Brei, Bren, Brenn, Bri, Bria▼, Brid, Brie, Brier, Brieta, Briget, Brijet, Brita, Brya, Bryget, Bryjet, Bryn, Burnet, Byrget, Pet and Riet. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bret.See names in meaning and etymology.