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What does Briton mean?

Briton Pronunciation of Briton [briton] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Briton) has its roots in Latin and Old English, and the meaning of Briton is "from Britany or Britain; from Britain". Briton is a version of Brett (Latin). Briton is also a derivative of Britton (Old English).

Associated with: old english, britain (england).


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

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

Creative forms:
(male) Brawton, Brinon, ..

(female) Britonni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Briton Ike (B.I.), ..

How popular is Briton?

Briton is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#125639 out of 150436, Top 84%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Briton (not ranked) are Brett (#748 from current records), Britton (#1529), Britt and Bret. Other variants, like Breton, are seldom used. These relations of Briton were favored as baby names 35 years ago (usage of 0.26%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.02%, 91% less), with versions like Bret falling out of fashion. (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

Briton is pronounced similarly to Brighton. Other recommended names are Arion, Bardon, Barrton, Barten, Bartin, Barton, Belton, Benton, Bertin, Berton, Biron, Bolton, Bordon, Boston, Bradan, Braddon, Braden, Bradin, Bradon, Braedon, Braiden, Braidin, Branton, Braxton, Braydon, Brenton, Brexton, Brian, Brien, Brion, Bristol, Bristow, Brocton, Broden, Bron, Brunon, Bruto, Bryon, Bryson, Buiron, Burton, Button, Buxton, Criston, Orion, Orton, Triston, Triton and Wriston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Briton.

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