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.more]
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Brent for boys. Brent was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #85 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is at #841 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent related forms of Brent (#841 from current records) listed in the Top 1000 are Brentley (#635 from current records), Brett (#664), Britt, Brenton, Brant and Bret. These forms of Brent were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (average #513) and are somewhat less common today (#877, 74.8% less), with the versions Brett, Brent, Brenton, Bret and Brant falling out of style. Brentley is the most chic name for newborns in this list. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brent and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Brent▼ is pronounced similarly to Brandt, Brannt, Brantt, Briant, Bryant▼ and Bryent. Other suggested similar baby names are Barend, Barnet, Barnett, Baronet, Bent, Berend, Bernd, Berndt, Bernet, Bernett, Bernt, Brand, Brando, Branten, Brantin, Branton, Bren, Brendan▲, Brenden▼, Brendin, Brendon▼, Brendyn, Brenn, Brentton, Brenttyn, Burnet, Burnett and Trent▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brent.