What does the baby name Brett mean? Learn about what Brett means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Brett - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Brett
B-R-E-T-T, is a 5-letter female given name.
Pronunciation of Brett
Meaning of Brett
From britain, breton, a breton.
Origin of Brett
The name 'Brett' is of English origin. It is derived from the Old English word 'brytt', meaning 'a Breton' or 'a person from Brittany'. Brittany is a region in northwest France that was once inhabited by Celtic people. The name 'Brett' originally referred to someone from Brittany or someone of Breton descent.
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Popularity of Brett
The name 'Brett' gained popularity in the United States during the mid-20th century. It reached its peak in the 1970s and 1980s and has since declined in popularity. Despite its decline, 'Brett' remains a recognizable and familiar name.
Brett currently has 1 like, and is in the top 20% of liked girl's names. The name Chinue is slightly more popular than Brett.

Etymology of Brett

The etymology of 'Brett' can be traced back to the Old English word 'brytt', which means 'a Breton'. The term 'Breton' refers to the people from Brittany, an area in France. Over time, 'brytt' evolved into the name 'Brett' as it was adopted as a given name.

Cultural Significance of Brett

While 'Brett' does not hold significant cultural or historical significance, it is a name that has been used in various English-speaking countries. It is a name that can be found in different cultural contexts, but it does not have any specific cultural or symbolic associations.