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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Brett

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Brett in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Brett:

  • Records indicate that 155,300 boys in the United States have been named Brett since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1986, when 4,723 people in the U.S. were given the name Brett. Those people are now 33 years old.

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      16 Positive Comments

  • "unique without being rare and weird, get lots of Brads, and the odd Bruce. But you'll get that with any name." May. 22, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in Australia in 1959 and, like several other commenters, was named after Brett Maverick. Obviously this show was also popular in Australia at that time! I moved to the US about ten years ago and, also like other commenters, have often been frustrated that my name is heard as "Brent" or "Brad"." Apr. 27, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brett, and I did appreciate being the only Brett in HS & college, and my career. I was born in 1961 and named after Brett Maverick, the character that Janes Garner played in TV. It?s a crisp fun youthful name. I was often asked if it was a nick name. In the media recently, it was referred to as a ?Frat Boy? name. It?s a good name, strong & unique enough, but not crazy weird. Thanks Mom!" Sep. 9, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Brett. Its my sons name. He has recently just turned 30.He wasn't named after anyone,I just liked the name. It conjured up Aussie surfers, all bronzed and athletic lol" Oct. 3, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1949 and my mother named me Brett after a furniture company in Mankato Minnesota. I think I was the first Brett in the US." Jun. 19, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name came from Brett Maverick - the tv show character from the 60's and 70's - my parents watched it and like the name. i always get brent, burt or brad once in a while but that's about it... when i am called Brat it is deserved so there's nothing to say! people say i make them laugh and laugh a lot..." Jun. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always been more than happy with the name brett as it's an unusual one but 'brat' is something i've heard far too many times for my liking.. the hazards of a fruity name i guess, although i am english so i haven't got a clue about the us-uk comparison..?" Nov. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name, but people often hear "Brad" during introductions, which is frustrating because I do not like the name Brad." Jul. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes!My boyfriend's name is spelled "Brett". He is the most amazing guy i know...When ever I am around him i can't help but smile...he is the love of my life...." May. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes!My boyfriend's name is spelled "Brett". He is the most amazing guy i know...When ever I am around him i can't help but smile...he is the love of my life...." May. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husbands name is Brett Andrew I love his name he is a strong sensible funny person his mother was reading a love novel when she was in labour with him the main character was Brett Andrews lol Thank God for the cheesy novel" Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have been especially proud of my first name, because it's my grandmother's maiden name. I've always enjoyed the fact that I rarely meet others named Brett, and for whatever reason, have always been irritated by the name Brent...like it's a cheap knockoff. Of course, it probably has more to do with the fact that I knew a kid by that name that I couldn't stand, and people sometimes called me Brent...drawing my ire. Anyway, I love my name. Much thanks to my parents! Good choice!" Nov. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, agree with the other poster about the mispelling and mispronouncing, which is a pretty common problem. I've decided to just go by my nick name...sex machine! (just kidding)" Nov. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "YES! People always write 'Bret' and my friend's sister calls my 'Brad' and 'Brat' And when people yell out 'Brent' or 'Brant', i ask who called out my name!Frustrating!" May. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Brett and I think it's a great name. I'm often surprised how often it is misspelled for Bret as I've never know anyone to spell it that way." Mar. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Often misspelled (Bret) and more often misunderstood or mistaken for "Brad" or "Brent" when spoken." Jun. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "My son's name is Brett.He is 15.His dad chose his name and I liked it alot so I agreed.We only know one other Brett he is alittle younger than my son. My son is sweet and always smiling.Meets a friend wherever he goes." Oct. 5, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brett and I think it?s pretty cool I?m only 12 though" Feb. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Brett. I was named after a favorite author of my father, Bret Hart. The without not wrestler. They gave me two 't's to match middle name Scott. I tell people it's because it's worth more in scrabble." May. 12, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "i was also named after brett maverick back in 1958, my middle name is wayne after john wayne... go figure guess what was watched? the only bad thing growning up with brett is you could never find it on license plates, or key chains or any other name oriented items until i was to old to want them." Dec. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "We Name are son Brett After my husband's family member George Brett..We really love keeping the name a family so his first Name is Brett and middle name is Gaston after my fater.I just love it Brett Gaston and we can't wait to meet him in like 5 weeks : )" Aug. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "The most amazing person in the world his name is Brett. He has the most beautiful smile and personality in the entire world. I think he has a true heart of gold...but only to some people. I want him to move back in with me and my family..but i don't think it will happen. I miss him a lot and i think he misses me or missed me. I love him so much. I just want to see him once more. If that could only happen. I would be the happiest girl in the entire world. All i can do around him is be in love and not want that time to end. I love him til the day i die." Dec. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Brett. He is named after George Brett, Kansas City Royals 3rd baseman. His middle name is Ryan after Nolan Ryan the pitcher. Funny how you become your name as he loves baseball and both pitches and plays third base!!" Jun. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "the only person i have heard of being called Brett is one of my friends. He says he likes his name and so do i then agian i have always been a stickler for interesting names. Brett always makes me laugh he is just silly. he does not know how his parents came up with his name but he can says he can not think of how his life would be without his name. he knows 2 people with the same name." Dec. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate



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