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Brett (girl)

What does Brett mean?

Brett Pronunciation of Brett [brett] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Brett) is pronounced bret. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Brett is "from Britany or Britain". Surname used as given name. Also variant of Brittany. Literary: Lady Brett Ashley was Hemingway's heroine in the novel "The Sun Also Rises".

Associated with: britain (england), surname, lady (noble), heroine, sun (star).


Brett has 5 variants: Bret, Bretta, Brettany, Brette and Britt.

22 more relations via Brittany: Bretny, Bretteny, Brettney, Brettnie, Brit, Britni, Britny, Briton, Britta, Brittan, Britte, Britten, Brittie, Brittin, Brittne, Brittni, Brittny, Britton, Britty, Brityn, Brytni and Bryton.

1 masculine form: Brent.

Creative forms:
(female) Beett, Burett, ..

(male) Breant, Bresto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brett Londyn (B.L.), ..

How popular is Brett?

Brett is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3142 out of 4276, Top 73%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#6005 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Brett was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #1297 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brett name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brett outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Brett are Brittany (#460 via latest list), Brittie, Brittni, Brittny, Britton, Britta, Britni, Britny and Britt. Adoption of these relations of Brett was widespread 25 years ago (median #1125) and is now much diminished (#1846, 98.5%), with forms like Britni becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brett, Britni, Britny, Britt, Britta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brittany, Brittie, Brittni, Brittny, Britton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brittany outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brett is pronounced similarly to Briet, Briette and Bright. Other suggested similar names are Anett, Arnett, Babett, Beret, Berett, Bergett (see Bridget), Bert, Bet, Beta, Beth, Bets, Bett, Betta, Bette, Betti, Betts, Betty, Birgett, Brea, Breah, Breck, Breda, Bree, Breea, Breen, Brei, Bren, Brenn, Brieta, Brietta, Brigett, Brita, Burnett, Ivett, Jett, Ornett (see Arnette) and Yvett. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brett.

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in meaning and etymology.