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What does Britton mean?

Britton Pronunciation of 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".

Associated with: old english, britain (england).


Britton has 2 variants: Bretton and Briton.

Affiliated boy name: Brett.

Creative forms:
(male) Britna, Bruton, ..

(female) Briten, Britna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Britton Colby (B.C.), ..

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)

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 #1529 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent varying form of Britton (#1529 last year) rated in the Top 2000 is Brett (#748 last year). Adoption of these relations of Britton was at its apex 4 decades ago (adoption of 0.23%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.02%, 90%), 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.

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in meaning and etymology.