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What does Breton mean?

Breton Pronunciation of Breton [bre-ton] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the name Breton means "from Britany or Britain". Breton is an alternate form of Brett (Latin).

ASSOCIATED WITH britain (england)


VARIANTS Britton, Brittan, Brittain, Briton, Bretton

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA BRETT Bret, Brette, Brit, Britt, Britte

(male) Beton, ..

(female) Brebo, Breian, ..

Breton Ronin (B.R.), ..

How popular is Breton?

Breton is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8249 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Breton (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Brett (#748 VIA LATEST LIST), Britton (#1529), Britt and Bret. These relations of Breton were at the apex of their popularity in the 1980s (AVERAGE #591) and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms like Bret becoming somewhat dated. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bret, Brett, Britt, Britton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Breton is pronounced similarly to Brighton. Other suggested similar names are Bardon, Barrton, Barten, Bartin, Barton, Beemon, Belton, Benton, Bertin, Berton, Bevon, Bolton, Bordon, Boston, Bradan, Braddon, Braden, Bradin, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Branton, Braxton, Braydon, Bren, Brenan, Brendon, Brenn, Brennon, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brenton, Brentton, Brentyn, Brenyn, Brexton, Brion, Brocton, Broden, Bron, Brunon, Bruto, Bryon, Bryson, Burton, Button, Buxton, Gaeton, Keeton, Orton, Preston, Seeton, Seton, Trenton, Trevon and Triton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Breton.

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