What does Brenton mean?
Brenton /bren-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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.Kreatif forms: Brenron, Brentonne, Burnton. [more]
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)
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. Forms like Brantin are uncommon. 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%, 52.9% less), 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)