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What does Brent mean?

Brent Pronunciation of Brent [brent] as a boys' name is pronounced brent. It is of Old English and Celtic origin, and the meaning of Brent is "hill, mount". 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.

Associated with: old english, surname.


Brent has 10 variants: Brendt, Brennt, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brentley, Brently, Brenton, Brentt and Brentyn.

Related boy name: Brant.

7 more relations via Brett: Bret, Breton, Brette, Bretton, Brit, Britt and Britte.

Creative forms:
(male) Bournt, Brynt, ..

(female) Breni, Brezy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brent Karsyn (B.K.), ..

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)

Brent reached its highest rank of #82 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is at #884 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Brent (#884 from current records) listed in the Top 2000 are Brentley (#642 from current records), Brett (#748), Brenton (#1120), Brently (#1698), Brant (#1818), Britt and Bret. These forms of Brent were at the apex of their popularity 35 years ago (average #833) and have become much less common since (#1363, 84.9% less usage), with versions like Brent going out of style. Brentley is the most chic name for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brent, Brant, Brentley, Brently, Brenton in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

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.

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