Brent Name Meaning & Origin

Brent

Pronunciation: BREHNT (key)

Origin of the name Brent:

Transferred use of the English surname that originates from two separate sources. Brent (the burnt) is an evolution of the Old English beornan (to burn) and was originally used as a nickname for a criminal who had been branded for his crimes. It is also derived from brend (burnt land) and is used as an English place-name; in this instance, Brent has the definition “dweller by the burnt land.”

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Brent is a cool, charming, uncommon, masculine name for a baby boy. Pronounced Brehnt.

Personal experiences with the name Brent: | Edit

A really, really great friend of mine's name is Brent. He is a fun-loving, kind, sweet, extremely attractive, responsible man. He is a VERY good friend! And his name suits him PERFECTLY. I'd never met anyone with his name until a few years back -- when I met him! He is sunshine. :) This name is spectacular. I love it! :D

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Brent is short and cool enough to work sufficiently. No nicknames needed!

Meanings and history of the name Brent: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Brent".

Celtic:
Hilltop.

American:
Hilltop.

English:
Derived from a surname and place name; based on the Old English words for high place, steep hill, or burnt. Used occasionally as a first name in North America since the 1930s.

Famous real-life people named Brent: | Edit

Brent Kutzle -- American musician, best known for playing the bass guitar and cello for the pop rock band OneRepublic.
Brent Spiner -- American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films.
Brent Ward Jett Jr. -- A Captain in the United States Navy and a NASA astronaut.
Brent Butt -- Canadian comedian, actor, and writer. (His last name....) x)
Brent Sexton -- American actor, best known for his roles in the television series The Killing, Life, and Deadwood.
Brent Wilson, former bassist of Panic! At The Disco

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Brent Mustangburger from the Pixar franchise Cars

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