Brett

Brett - A very unique male name



  Feb 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Brett, meaning from Brittany, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1940 on position #1478. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Brett and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Brett? 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 Brett. The baby boy name Brett was given to 384 baby boys in 2012, ranking #595 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,274 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Brett peaked in popularity 33 years ago in 1986 on position 69.



Famous with this name

Brett Cullen
Brett Dier
Brett Ratner


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Brett is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Brett is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #298 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #886.

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 Brett is where you live.


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Brett origin and meaning

Brett is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means from Brittany. To see famous people named Brett, pop culture references for the name Brett and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Brett

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

Brad / Brady / Brody / Bret / 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
2012595
2011511
2010387
2009400
2008309
2007329
2006304
2005243
2004222
2003218
2002198
2001188
2000162
1999137
1998133
1997116
1996110
1995106
1994107
1993102
199297
199188
199084
198981
198873
198771
198669
198570
198472
198373
198272
198179
198096
197997
1978111
1977108
1976109
197592
197495
197388
197280
197190
197098
196995
1968105
1967111
1966118
1965132
1964129
1963129
1962141
1961158
1960151
1959154
1958155
1957298
1956378
1955340
1954350
1953450
1952450
1951478
1950475
1949589
1948602
1947750
1946951
19421531
19401478

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi298
West Virginia302
Missouri311
Iowa371
Pennsylvania410
Virginia415
Kentucky457
Kansas472
Florida480
Michigan491
Louisiana499
Tennessee526
Colorado538
Indiana539
Alabama546
Arkansas554
Ohio554
Utah580
Illinois618
Oklahoma628
Oregon633
New Jersey645
Massachusetts654
California695
Minnesota699
New York715
Maryland725
Arizona738
Georgia794
Washington829
Texas843
North Carolina886

Even more about Brett


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 Brett 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 Brett?

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
1986
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Brett
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 4,274
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1940
2012 births +384

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