Barrett

Barrett - A very unique male name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Barrett, meaning bear strength, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1932 on position #1559. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Barrett and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Barrett? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Barrett. The baby boy name Barrett was given to 767 baby boys in 2012, ranking #375 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,140 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Barrett peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 375.



Famous with this name

Jacinda Barrett
Malcolm Barrett
Majel Barrett


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Barrett is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Barrett is currently topping the baby name charts in Nebraska at position #120 - and is the least popular in New York at position #939.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Barrett is where you live.


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Barrett origin and meaning

Barrett is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bear strength. To see famous people named Barrett, pop culture references for the name Barrett and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Barrett

We've found the following names that sound similar to Barrett, sorted by popularity.

Brett / Brad / Brady / Brody / Bret / Bert / Bart / Buford / Brodie / Burt /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012375
2011425
2010533
2009558
2008611
2007659
2006757
2005714
2004843
2003881
20021018
2001915
20001050
1999905
19981072
19971066
1996990
1995870
1994972
1993828
1992982
1991832
1990703
1989758
1988648
1987659
1986651
1985597
1984635
1983582
1982546
1981499
1980684
1979646
1978733
1977754
1976700
1975694
1974804
1973763
1972729
1971754
1970872
1969763
1968862
1967896
1966964
1965868
1964905
1963801
1962849
1961875
19601069
19591091
1958926
19571084
19561081
1955935
19541008
19531144
19521250
19511548
19501428
19481371
19461139
19451002
19441268
1943940
19421517
19401464
19381328
19321559

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nebraska120
Alabama188
Mississippi202
Oklahoma205
North Dakota208
Arkansas215
Missouri218
Iowa227
Tennessee228
Kansas245
Kentucky278
North Carolina280
Colorado287
Utah307
Virginia307
Georgia307
Idaho317
Oregon318
South Carolina327
Texas334
Wisconsin351
Michigan370
Louisiana378
Indiana381
Ohio385
Minnesota429
Pennsylvania435
Nevada460
Arizona508
Washington509
California538
Florida563
Illinois649
Massachusetts661
New York939

Even more about Barrett


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Barrett a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Barrett?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Barrett
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,140
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1932
2012 births +767

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