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What does Britton mean?

Britton /brit-ton/ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Britton) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Britton is "from Britain".


Britton has 2 variants: Bretton and Briton.

Affiliated boy name: Brett.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Barton, Britna, ..

(female) Briten, Britna, ..

How popular is Britton?

Britton is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1147 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Shown below is the birth name history of Britton for boys. Britton was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #883 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #1539 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the history of Britton and affiliated names. The only other prominent varying form of Britton (#1539 last year) rated in the Top 2000 is Brett (#664 last year). Adoption of these relations of Britton was at its apex 3 decades ago (adoption of 0.23%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.03%, 89%), with the version Brett becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

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

Similar Names


Britton is pronounced similarly to Breton, Brighton, Brittain and Brittan. Other recommended names are Barrton, Barton, Berton, Braddon, Bradon, Braedon, Branton, Braxton, Braydon, Brenton, Brentton, Brexton, Brion, Bristol, Bristow, Britt, Britte (see Brett), Brocton, Burton, Button, Criston, Litton, Triston, Triton and Wriston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Britton.