What does Brenton mean?
Brenton \b-ren-ton, br(e)-nton\ 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.
Brenton▼ has 17 more alternative forms via Brandon, Branton, Brent: Brand, Brandan▼, Branden▼, Brandin, Brandyn▼, Brannon, Brannton, Branten, Brantin, Branton, Brendt, Brennan, Brennt, Brentley, Brently, Brentt and Brentyn.
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Brenton for boys. Brenton entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #405 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Brenton and related names. Brandon (#71 a year ago), Brennan (#386), Brentley (#635), Brent (#841), Brannon, Branden, Brandyn and Brandan are the prominent related forms of Brenton ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in 1992 (usage of 0.4871%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2297%, down 52.9%), with the forms Branden, Brent, Brenton, Brandan and Brandyn falling out of style. Brentley (#635), Brandon (#71) and Brennan (#386) are three of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)