Bret

Bret - A very unique male name



  Jan 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bret appeared on the charts for the first time in 1943 on position #1524. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bret and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bret? 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 Bret. The baby boy name Bret was given to 27 baby boys in 2011, ranking #2028 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 61,231 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bret peaked in popularity 60 years ago in 1959 on position 170.



Famous with this name

Bret Roberts
Bret Kennedy
Bret McKenzie


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Bret is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bret is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #1,022 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,574.

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 Bret is where you live.


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Bret origin and meaning

Bret is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Bret, pop culture references for the name Bret and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bret

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

Brett / Brad / Brady / Brody / Bert / Bart / Buford / Barrett / 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
20112028
20102285
20091880
20081537
20071887
20061787
20051262
20041120
2003979
2002834
2001694
2000676
1999574
1998625
1997623
1996538
1995516
1994492
1993512
1992461
1991439
1990416
1989404
1988406
1987366
1986366
1985361
1984372
1983353
1982217
1981340
1980401
1979359
1978393
1977390
1976343
1975365
1974347
1973326
1972294
1971283
1970260
1969261
1968246
1967243
1966247
1965272
1964274
1963275
1962276
1961284
1960223
1959170
1958186
1957550
1956939
1955797
1954796
19531080
19521032
19511436
19501299
19491298
19471344
19431524

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania1022
Michigan1080
Florida1431
Texas2273
California2574

Even more about Bret


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 Bret 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 Bret?

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
1959
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Bret
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 61,231
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1943
2011 births +27

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