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What does Brenton mean?

Brenton Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, surname, modern.


Brenton has 5 variants: Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brentton and Brenttyn.

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)

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

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brenton, Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Brandon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brandyn, Brannon, Brennan, Brent, Brentley, Brently in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended 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.

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