Brenton Name Meaning & Origin

Brenton

Pronunciation: BREHN-tən (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.”

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Brenton is a strong and very unique name.

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My son was born in 2004, and we have only met one other Brenton. He is a sweet, caring, independent young man. He also loves his name. We call him Brent sometimes, but he prefers Brenton.

• My husband’s name is Brenton and we’ve come across a couple here and there - they all seem to work in IT (as does my husband). He’s my husband so I obviously think he’s pretty cool.

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Brent, B, Beety, Bren, Ben, Tony, Rennie, Bort

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Brenton Thwaites - actor
Brenton Wood-Singer "The Oogum Boogum Song" and "Gimme Little Sign".
Brenton Morand - singer

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