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Origin: Old English
Meaning: From the Steep Hill

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Brent

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

A few facts about the boy's name Brent:

  • Records indicate that 136,892 boys in the United States have been named Brent since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1970, when 4,267 people in the U.S. were given the name Brent. Those people are now 51 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Brent

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      14 Positive Comments

  • "My partner's name is Brent. He's almost 33 and is the first Brent I've ever met. To me it's unique, but it annoys me when people call him Brett lol I love his name!" Mar. 21, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, it is not common, it cannot be shortened, and it is strong. The only nickname I received in school was Burnt, which still gets under my skin when my wife teases me with the name. But she is adorable and named Shasta." Jul. 17, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well I'm BRENT I didn't like it at all as a kid my friends would say Brent Brent pay the that I'm older I love my name and thank my mom & dad...very strong name it stands out Love it Bold say it with me BRENT...." Aug. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "yo dog this is brentizzle. i was born in the hood yo and my rents wanted to add a little flavoflave to my namizzle. this is brentizzle signing outizzle for shizzle. peeceeeeeeeee" Mar. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Brent in 1990. I had a friend with the last name Brents and I thought it would make a great first name. People do often mistake it for Brett, but my Brent doesn't mind, he likes his name." Jan. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it! I like it! But my husband doesn't which is a shame because we are expecting baby boy #3 and we are running out of options!" Sep. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Brent is an awesome name it belongs to my hubby and my little brother. My husband LOVES his name, he does get called Brint once in a while." Mar. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband (24 years old) is named Brent, and it has proved to be a good, solid name. Really strong sounding without being boring, yet it is respectable. Plus, it is short, which is a benefit since it is not a mouthful to say. It is a lively name." Jan. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "When i first found out i was pregnant, my boyfriend and i wanted a boy and we were thinking terrence. but then one day he spoke up and said "i like the name Brent" and i was just so happy that he gave me his own opinion without me saying it first...that i loved it. But i do like it anyways. (we're having a girl!)" Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my brother's name. It's not a common name and people usually have to ask twice, just incase they heard me wrong and it's really "Brett."" Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "teehee.. this is my ex-boyfriend's name & I LOVE it! i think its so cute & adorable!" Sep. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my friends name is brent and he is so cool so 2 thumbs way way name ur kid this and he will be a smart computer dude rightouse" Aug. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""I love my name! It's great because it's bold. Nobody really pronounces it wrong but some people call me Brett or Brint."" Apr. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My name is Brent and I love it. I think the name is bold and strong. I have never met anyone who has pronounced my name wrong. One of the problems with the name is that when I tell people it they usually think I said Brett or Brint. I have only met a few people with the name Brent over the years."" Apr. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "my name is brent and my father is and we are under 50" Nov. 10, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brent Ive never been the biggest fan of my name this post is starting to make me appreciate my name a little bit more" Sep. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I gave my firstborn the name Brent as it is my number 1 choice among the names that start with B.Many of my friends like this name as it is short and uncommon.I'm a proud mom here to have chosen such a beautiful name for a son." Feb. 27, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brent - I've always been pretty neutral regarding it, but it works, and I am actually relieved my folks gave me this name - it's what everybody keeps calling me. :-)" Sep. 27, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Brent he is intelligent,kind,sweet and probably the most gorgeous young man I've ever seen. Brent was chosen by my husband, it is a very strong name and I love it! It is not a popular name,but my son likes that. Most people like his name and him as well!" Jul. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name! My son was born 1988 and we named him Brent! He is the smartest and gorgeous and most kind young man you'll ever meet! Can you tell I Love him?!" Jul. 26, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Brent is a neat name because the dictionary definition of Brent is " a steep hill", but the brent I know is a "cheap thrill"!!" Jan. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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