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What does Brent mean?

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.

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

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

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

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

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.

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.