What does Brenton mean?
Brenton [bren-ton] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Brenton is "Bryni's settlement". Transferred use of the surname and place name. Bryni is a personal name derived from "bryne", meaning "fire, flame". The modern given name may also be a variant of Branton, or a combination of Brandon with Brent.
16 more alternative forms via Brandon, Branton, Brent: Brandan▼, Branden▼, Brandin, Brandyn▼, Brannon, Brannton, Branten, Brantin, Branton, Brendt, Brennan, Brennt, Brentley▲, Brently, Brentt and Brentyn.Creative forms:
(male) Beton, Burnton, ..
(female) Brenon, Brenta, .. Middle name pairings:
Brenton Moses (B.M.), ..
How popular is Brenton?
Brenton is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#920 out of 1220, Top 75%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#14530 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Brenton entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #413 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is presently at #1120. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Brandon (#82 via latest list), Brennan (#446), Brentley (#642), Brent (#884), Branden (#1064), Brently (#1698), Brannon, Brandin, Brandyn and Brandan are the prominent related forms of Brenton (#1120 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Brannton, are uncommon. These forms of Brenton were favored as birth names 2 decades ago (adoption of 1.76%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.36%, 79% less), with forms like Brent going out of style. Brentley is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Belton, Benson▲, Benton▲, Berton, Blanton, Boynton, Brando, Branson▲, Branston, Brant, Brantt (see Brant), Braxton▲, Breandan, Brenan, Brendan▼, Brendano, Brenden▼, Brendin, Brendon▼, Brendyn, Brenn, Brennen▼, Brennin, Brennon, Brenyn, Breton, Bretton, Brexton, Briton, Britton, Brocton, Bronson▲, Brunon, Bryent, Fenton, Glenton, Kenton, Preston, Quenton, Renton, Trenten, Trentin and Trenton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brenton.See names in meaning and etymology.