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What does Britt mean?

Britt Pronunciation of Britt as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Britt) is pronounced brit. It is of Swedish origin, and the meaning of Britt is "exalted one". Contracted form of Birgit, the Swedish form of the Gaelic name Bridget. Made famous in the English-speaking world by the Swedish actress Britt Ekland. Also form of Brett. Also form of Brittany.


ASSOCIATED WITH exalted, gaelic


VARIANTS Brit, Brita, Britta

RELATED FORMS VIA BIRGIT, BRIDGET Beret, Berett, Berget, Bergett, Birget, Birgett, Birgit, Birgitt, Birgitta, Birgitte, Birkita, Birkitta, Birkitte, Birte, Bitta, Breda, Bride, Bridee, Bridey, Bridgett, Bridgit, Bridgot, Bridi, Bridie, Bridy, Brietta, Briget, Brigett, Brigette, Bright, Brigid, Brigit, Brigita, Brigitt, Brigitta, Brigitte, Brijet, Brijit, Brijitte, Brites, Britte, Brydjitt, Bryget, Brygit, Brygitte, Bryjet, Bryjit, Byrget, Byrgitt

(female) Beritt, ..

(male) Bribo, ..

Britt Journi (B.J.), ..

How popular is Britt?

Britt is a very prominent first name for women (#2109 out of 4276, Top 49%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1059 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Britt entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #1089 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Britt are Bridget (#718 LAST YEAR), Brittany (#879), Brett, Bridgett, Brigette, Brigid, Brigitte and Britta. Adoption of these relations of Britt was at its highest 3 decades ago (MEDIAN #1098) and has become much reduced since (#1733, DOWN 98%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Britt, Brett, Bridget, Bridgett, Brigette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brigid, Brigitte, Britta, Brittany in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Britt is pronounced similarly to Bret, Brette, Briet and Briette. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Berit, Bett, Bit, Bretta, Bri, Bria, Briar, Brid, Brie, Brier, Brieta, Brily, Brina, Brinn, Briny, Brisa, Britni, Britny, Briton, Brittan, Britten, Brittie, Brittin, Brittne, Brittni, Brittny, Britton, Britty, Brityn, Briza, Doritt and Taitt. These names tend to be less frequently used than Britt.

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