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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Brent.
Brett is a very popular first name for males (#204 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5718 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brett for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brett and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Brett (#664), Brent (#841), Britton, Britt and Bret. (2014 statistics).