Brent

Brent - A very unique male name



  Apr 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Brent, meaning dweller near the burnt land, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1920 on position #1583. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Brent and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Brent? 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 Brent. The baby boy name Brent was given to 264 baby boys in 2012, ranking #741 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,216 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Brent peaked in popularity 49 years ago in 1970 on position 73.



Famous with this name

Laura Brent
Brent Spiner
Brent Hinkley


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Brent is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Brent is currently topping the baby name charts in Alaska at position #195 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #1,228.

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 Brent is where you live.


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Brent origin and meaning

Brent is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means dweller near the burnt land. To see famous people named Brent, pop culture references for the name Brent and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Brent

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

Brandon / Brendan / Bryant / Branden / Brenden / Brendon / Brenton / Brantley / Brant / Brandan /

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
2012741
2011804
2010660
2009627
2008554
2007505
2006482
2005450
2004411
2003376
2002360
2001332
2000320
1999278
1998252
1997240
1996225
1995193
1994188
1993178
1992160
1991146
1990127
1989118
1988106
1987102
198694
198588
198489
198394
198290
198189
198084
197984
197887
197785
197678
197579
197476
197380
197274
197173
197073
196992
1968101
1967108
1966114
1965130
1964125
1963125
1962138
1961138
1960154
1959151
1958157
1957174
1956192
1955193
1954199
1953200
1952203
1951209
1950212
1949240
1948258
1947256
1946294
1945374
1944346
1943341
1942351
1941351
1940342
1939424
1938588
1937643
1936712
1935949
19341247
19331139
19321101
19311135
19271245
19211761
19201583

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alaska195
South Carolina411
Massachusetts448
Alabama472
Mississippi485
North Carolina486
Arkansas487
Kentucky502
Virginia522
Ohio525
Missouri565
Florida576
Tennessee606
Oregon632
Pennsylvania643
Michigan708
Texas737
Illinois770
Indiana823
Louisiana841
California852
New York891
Georgia1228

Even more about Brent


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 Brent 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 Brent?

1 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
1970
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Brent
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 6,216
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1920
2012 births +264

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