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Brett meaning and name origin

Brett \b-re-tt\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Brett), is pronounced bret. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Brett is "from Britany or Britain". Transferred use of the surname, which originated in the Middle Ages as an ethnic name for a native of Brittany (France), or Britain (England). American writer Bret Harte; French painter Jules Breton; baseball players Brett Butler, and Brett Saberhagen; football player Brett Favre.

Brett has 11 variant forms: Bret, Breton, Brette, Bretton, Brit, Briton, Britt, Brittain, Brittan, Britte and Britton.

For more information, see also the related name Brent.

Suggested similar baby names are Baret, Barrett, Bartt, Bert, Breed, Brentt, Bruto and Burtt.

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Popularity of Brett

Brett is a very popular first name for males (#204 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5718 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Brett name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Brett with its variant forms and related boy baby names.


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