Trent is a strong surname that gained popularity as a first name throughout the 1950s. Prior to this, it was used as a surname even as early as the eighteenth century. The name has declined in the last couple of years, however, barely ranking on the top 1,000 list.

Meaning of the name Trent:

English: from the river Trent, the flooder

Origin of the name Trent:

Trent originated as a surname in the Middle Ages in England. It was for families who lived in communities or homes among the Trent River. During the early to mid-twentieth century, Trent became a popular first name option.

Symbolism of the name Trent:

Trent could mean “the flooder” too as the Trent River is one that is prone to flooding. This still relates the first name back to the original meaning that is “from the river Trent.”

Style of the name Trent:


Gender of the name Trent:

Trent is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Trent:


Number of syllables in the name Trent:


Emotion evoked from the name Trent:

Trent is strong, simple, and rugged. It is associated with more of a southern culture.

Alternative spellings for the name Trent:

  • Trente

Nicknames for the name Trent:

  • Tre
  • Trey 
  • Tren
  • Trento
  • Trenty
  • Trentie
  • Ren

Popularity of the name Trent:

The baby name Trent has been a strong choice for baby boys since the mid-twentieth century. In 1985 and from 1988 to 2007, it was actually a top 300 choice. Now in 2020, however, it is barely a top 1,000 choice at rank 938.

Related names for the name Trent:

Great middle names for Trent and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Trent:

  • Trent Edwards (NFL player)
  • Trent Franks (Arizona Congressman)
  • Trent Green (NFL player)
  • Trent Dilfer (NFL player)
  • Trent Kowalik (actor, “Finding Billy”)
  • Trent Tomlinson (country music singer)
  • Trent Willmon (country music singer)

Trents in popular culture:

  • Trent Easton (character from “Perfect Dark” video game)
  • Trent (character from “Magicians of Xanth”)
  • Trent Malloy (character from “Walker, Texas Ranger”)
  • Trent (character from “Lawn Dogs”)
  • Trent Ramsey (character from “The Way Way Back”)
  • Trent (character from “Total Drama”)
  • Trent (character from “Crazy Ex Girlfriend”)