What does Brent mean?
Transferred use of the surname. The name may also have originally referred to criminals burned or branded as punishment. The popularity of the name may have been influenced by Brett. Newscaster Brent Musburger.
Related boy name: Brant.Kreatif forms:
(male) Bourent, Brynt, ..
(female) Breni, Brezy, ..
How popular is Brent?
Brent is a very popular first name for men (#195 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4408 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Brent for boys. Brent reached its highest rank of #82 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is at #841 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Prominent related forms of Brent (#841 from current records) listed in the Top 2000 are Brentley (#635 from current records), Brett (#664), Brenton (#1018), Brently (#1393), Brant (#1780), Britt and Bret. These forms of Brent were at the apex of their popularity 34 years ago (average #833) and have become much less common since (#1291, 83.4% less usage), with versions like Brent going out of style. Brentley is the most chic name for newborns in this list.
Brent▼ is pronounced similarly to Brandt, Brannt, Brantt, Briant, Bryant▼ and Bryent. Other suggested similar names are Barend, Baret, Ben▼, Benet, Bengt, Benn, Bennt, Bent, Berend, Bernt, Bert▼, Biren, Bran, Brand, Brann, Breck, Breed, Bren, Brenan, Brenn, Brenyn, Brien, Bron, Bruno, Bryen, Bryn, Byren, Grant▲, Kent▼, Lorent, Quent and Trent▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brent.