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Boy Name: Brett

Name: Brett
Pronunciation: \b-re-tt\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Brett's also a girl name)
Meaning: from Britanny or Britain
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Brent
Sounds Like: Bert, Barrett, Baret, Bartt, Breed, Bruto, Burtt, Pratt
Variant forms: Bret, Breton, Brette, Bretton, Brit, Briton, Britt, Brittain, Brittan, Britte, Britton
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 204
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 5718

Description

Brett \b-re-tt\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Brett), is pronounced bret. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Brett is "from Britanny or Britain". Transferred use of the surname, which originated in the Middle Ages as an ethnic name for a native of Brittany (France), or Britain (England). American writer Bret Harte; French painter Jules Breton; baseball players Brett Butler, and Brett Saberhagen; football player Brett Favre.

Brett has 11 variant forms: Bret, Breton, Brette, Bretton, Brit, Briton, Britt, Brittain, Brittan, Britte and Britton.

For more information, see also the related name Brent.

Baby names that sound like Brett are Bert, Barrett, Baret, Bartt, Breed, Bruto, Burtt and Pratt.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Brett.

Popularity

Brett is a very popular first name for men (#204 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#5718 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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