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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 Britanny 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.
Baby names that sound like Brett are Bert, Barrett, Baret, Bartt, Breed, Bruto, Burtt and Pratt.
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Popularity of Brett
Brett is a very popular first name for men (#204 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5718 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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