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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 a very popular first name for males (#195 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3757 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brent for boys. Brent reached its highest rank of #85 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brent name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brent and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Brentley (#635), Brett (#664), Brent (#841), Brant and Brenton. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brant, Brent, Brentley, Brenton, Brett in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brent.