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Brent - Meaning of Brent

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Meaning of the name BrentBrentsonBrentinBrentanBrentonBrendtBrenteBrentunBrentynBrendBrenntBrenttBrentenBrint

[ 1 syll. bren(t), br-e-nt ] The baby boy name Brent is pronounced BRahNT †. Brent's language of origin is Old English and it is used largely in the English language. It is from the word bryn meaning 'hill'. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from various place names in Devon, Somerset, and the West Country that were on high ground or named for the prominent hills in their vicinity. The first name grew in popularity only in the early 20th century, in part contributed by the character Brent Tarleton in Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind (1936). It also saw an increase in adoption under the influence of the similarly spelt name Brett.

In addition, Brent is a short form of Brenton (English).

Brent has 12 variant transcriptions. Variation transcriptions of Brent include Brend, Brendt, Brennt, Brentan, Brente, Brenten, Brentin, Brentson, Brentt, Brentun, and Brentyn.

See also the related categories, prominent, wind, and somerset.

Brent is an all-time favorite. Currently it is still somewhat popular as a baby boy name, but to a lesser degree than it was before. The name's popularity rose from the 1930s up to the 1970s; before that, it was of only very modest use. At the peak of its usage in 1970, 0.224% of baby boys were given the name Brent. It had a ranking of #74 then. The baby name has suffered a substantial drop in popularity since then. In 2016, it ranked at #973 with a usage of 0.010%, but it was nonetheless the most regularly used out of all boy names in its family.

Baby names that sound like Brent include Brandt, Brant, Barynd, Barynde, Bernát, Bernd, Berndt, Bernt, Brand, Brande, Brannt, Brantt, Brend, Brendt, Brennt, Brente, Brentt, Brint, Barend, and Barende.

† Pronunciation for Brent: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"

Meaning of Brent Meaning of Brend Meaning of Brentun Meaning of Brenton Meaning of Brentan Meaning of Brenten Meaning of Brennt Meaning of Brentin Meaning of Brentt Meaning of Brentyn Meaning of Brentson Meaning of Brente Meaning of Brendt Meaning of Brend Meaning of Brenda Meaning of Brendan Meaning of Brint
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