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What does Trenton mean?

Trenton Pronunciation of Trenton 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, 17th century, victory, british (england)


VARIANTS Trenten, Trentin



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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)

Trenton was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #178 in the U.S. in 2007, and is presently at #516. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Trenton (#516 FROM RECENT DATA) listed in the Top 2000 are Trent (#805), 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, with forms like Trent becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Trenton, Trent, Trenten, Trentin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Trenton and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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