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Meaning and name origin

Brent \b-re-nt\ as a boy's 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.

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

For more information, see also the related boy name Brant.

Brent is also pronounced similarly to Brandt, Brannt, Brantt, Briant, Bryant and Bryent. Other suggested similar baby names are Barend, Bent, Berend, Bernt, Brand, Bren, Brenn, Bret and Trent.


Brent is a very popular first name for males (#195 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3757 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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