What does Trenton mean?
Trenton /tren-ton/ 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.
How popular is Trenton?
Trenton is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#733 out of 1220, Top 60%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#55481 out of 150436, Top 37%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular related forms of Trenton (#305 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Trent (#499 2 years ago) and Trenten. These forms of Trenton were popular as birth names in the year 2001 (usage of 0.537%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.3987%, 25.8% less). Trenton has historically been the top pick of parents, though Trent has become popular as well. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Trenton and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Brenton. Like Trenton, this name is not frequently used.