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What does Brentley mean?

Brentley Pronunciation of Brentley [brent-ley] as a name for boys has the meaning "hill, mount". Brentley is an alternate form of Brent (Old English, Celtic): transferred use of the surname.

Associated with: hill (mountain).


Brentley has 1 variant: Brently.

6 more alternative forms via Brent: Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brenton, Brentt and Brentyn.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Brentley West (B.W.), ..

How popular is Brentley?

Brentley is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#80216 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Brentley entered the list in 2011 and reached its top rank of #635 in the U.S. in 2014, and is presently at #642. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Brent (#884 in recent rankings), Brenton (#1120) and Brently (#1698) are the prominent variation forms of Brentley (#642 in recent rankings). Usage of these relations of Brentley reached its highest 5 decades ago (adoption of 0.22%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.05%, down 78%), with the form Brent falling out of fashion. Brentley is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brentley and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brentley is alike in pronunciation to Brantley and Brantlie. Other suggested similar names are Bartley, Beasley, Benjey, Bentlea, Bentlee, Bentley, Bentlie, Bently, Berkley, Bertle, Bradley, Branden, Brander, Branlea (see Branley), Branlee, Branley, Branly, Brant, Branten, Brantin, Branton, Brantt (see Brant), Brawley, Brendan, Brendano, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendt, Brendyn, Brenley (see Brinley), Brennen, Brennt (see Brent), Brentton, Brenttyn, Brette, Briley, Brindley, Brindly, Brinlee, Brinley, Brinly, Brockley, Bromley, Bryent, Bryley (see Briley), Brynlee, Brynly, Cranley, Denley, Grantley, Grantly, Greeley, Henley, Huntley, Kenley, Penley, Pennley, Presley, Pressley, Prestley, Priestley, Trenten, Westley and Wheatley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brentley.

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