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For nearly a century, Brent was one of the most popular names for baby boys in the United States. It finally fell off the list of the top 1,000 baby names in 2016, but we suspect it may come back in the 2020s. Brent is a solid one-syllable name that pairs well with most multi-syllable middle names or makes a great middle name in its own right.

Meaning of the name Brent:

Celtic: Hill or high place

Origin of the name Brent:

Brent is an English name that is derived from the Celtic word for “hill” or “high place.” It started out as a place name and then became a surname before finally becoming a popular given name.

Symbolism of the name Brent:

Because it means “hill” or “high place,” parents may choose the name Brent to symbolize that their son is the most important person in the world to them.

Style of the name Brent:

Traditional

Gender of the name Brent:

Brent is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Brent:

BREHNT

Number of syllables in the name Brent:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Brent:

The baby name Brent evokes images of someone who is a hard worker and loyal to his friends and family.

Alternative spellings for the name Brent:

  • Brint
  • Brendt
  • Brennt

Nicknames for the name Brent:

N/A

Popularity of the name Brent:

Brent was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States between 1933 and 2016. According to the Social Security Administration, it last ranked at number 975 in 2016.

Related names for the name Brent:

Great middle names for Brent and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Brent:

  • Brent W. Jett Jr. (astronaut)
  • Brent Jones (football player)
  • Brent Ashabranner (writer)
  • Brent Butt (actor and comedian)
  • Brent Burns (hockey player)
  • Brent Musburger (sportscaster)
  • Brent Mydland (musician)
  • Brent Spiner (actor)

Brents in popular culture:

  • Brent Tarleton (character from “Gone with the Wind”)