Meaning and Name Origin
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 (#14391 out of 88799, Top 16%). (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 the boy name Brenton and related names. Prominent related forms of Brenton ranked in the Top 1000 are Brandon (#71 a year ago), Brennan (#386), Brentley (#635), Brent (#841), Brannon, Branden, Brandyn and Brandan. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 1992 and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Branden, Brent, Brenton, Brandyn and Brandan 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)