What does Trenton mean?
Trenton \t-ren-ton, tr(e)-nton\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Trenton is "Trent's town". Place name of a New Jersey city that was founded in the late 17th century by a group of Quakers under the leadership of William Trent. In 1776, during the American Revolution, it was the site of an American victory over the British and their Hessian mercenaries.
Trenton is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#733 out of 1220, Top 60%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#67039 out of 88799, Top 75%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Trenton for boys. Trenton was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #178 in the U.S. in 2007, and is presently at #305. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Trenton and related names. Popular related forms of Trenton (#305 last year) are Trent (#499 last year) and Trenten. This boy name was at the apex of its popularity in 2001 and has become significantly less widespread since. Trenton (#305) and Trent (#499) are two of the more fashionable baby names among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Brenton. Like Trenton, this name is not frequently used.