Bret - Meaning of Bret

What does Bret mean?

[ 1 syll. bret, br-et ] The baby boy name Bret is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. It is pronounced as BRehT †. Bret is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. Bret is a variant spelling of the name Brett (English).

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Bret is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1959 with 0.085% of baby boys being given the name Bret. Its ranking then was #169. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is now of very modest use. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Bret, Brett was the most commonly used in 2018. Bret has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.

Baby names that sound like Bret include Brett (English), Brette, Baerd, Bairde, Barde, Bardh (Albanian), Bart (Dutch, Hebrew, and English), Barte, Barth (English), Bartó (Hungarian), Bartt (English), Baryt, Bayerd, Berhard (Polish), Bert (Dutch, English, German, Polish, and Scandinavian), Berte, Bertee, Birde, Birt, and Bjarte (Scandinavian).

† Pronunciation for Bret: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"

Details of famous persons named Bret:
Author Bret Easton Ellis, born 7 March 1964, Los Angeles, California.
Author Bret Harte, born Francis Brett Hart, August 25, 1836 - May 6, 1902, Albany, New York.



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