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What does Brett mean?

Brett /brett/ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' 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.

Associated with: surname


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

Related boy name: Brent.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Bourett, Bourtt, ..

(female) Bredy, Brete, ..

How popular is Brett?

Brett is a very popular first name for men (#204 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6005 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Brett for boys. Brett was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #77 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is presently at #664. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Brent (#841 via latest list), Britton (#1539), Britt and Bret are the popular varying forms of Brett (#664 via latest list). These relations of Brett were favored as baby names 3 decades ago (average #492) and have become much less popular since (#1408, down 91%), with forms such as Bret going out of style.

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Arnett, Baret, Barnett, Barrett, Bartt (see Bart), Benett, Bent, Bernett, Bert, Birkett, Brant, Brantt (see Brant), Breck, Breed, Bren, Brendt, Brenn, Brennt (see Brent), Brentt, Bruto, Bryent, Burdett, Burkett, Burnett, Burtt, Garett, Jarett, Jerett, Jett, Pratt and Rhett. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brett.