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What does Bretton mean?

Bretton Pronunciation of Bretton [bret-ton] as a name for boys is a Latin and Old English name, and the name Bretton means "from Britany or Britain; from Britain". Bretton is a variant form of Brett (Latin). Bretton is also a derivative of Britton (Old English).

Associated with: old english, britain (england).


Bretton has 4 variants: Breton, Briton, Brittain and Brittan.

4 more relations via Brett, Britton: Bret, Brette, Britt and Britte.

Creative forms:
(male) Bretson, Burrton, ..

(female) Bretna, Bretni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bretton Bodie (B.B.), ..

How popular is Bretton?

Bretton is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#63812 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Bretton (outside Top 2000) are Brett (#748 last year), Britton (#1529), Britt and Bret. Usage of these relations of Bretton was widespread 4 decades ago (average #591) and has become much less since (#1569, down 91%), with versions such as Bret going out of style. (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

Bretton is alike in pronunciation to Brighton. Other suggested similar names are Barrton, Barton, Belton, Benton, Bertin, Berton, Braddon, Bradon, Braedon, Branton, Braxton, Braydon, Brendon, Brennon, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brenton, Brentton, Brenttyn, Brentyn, Brexton, Brocton, Burton, Button, Preston and Trenton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bretton.

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