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.
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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. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Trenton for boys. Trenton was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #178 in the U.S. in 2007, and is presently at #339. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Trenton (#339 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000 are Trent (#559 from recent data), Trenten and Trentin. These forms of Trenton were popular as birth names in the year 2001 (adoption of 0.2%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.1%, 61% less), with the form Trent becoming somewhat outmoded.
Recommended names are Benton▲, Branton, Brendon▼, Brennon, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brenton, Brentton, Brentyn, Breton, Bretton, Brexton, Fenton, Glenton, Kenton, Preston, Quenton, Renton, Tanton, Teyton, Thornton▼, Trevion▼, Trevon▼, Triston▼ and Triton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Trenton.See names in meaning and etymology.