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Brett Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Brett?

The less frequently given name Brett was the 787th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 1000 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 69, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1986 with 4,729 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Brett was less than 5, most recently in 1936.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Brett occurred roughly during the years 1937-1942, 1943-1958, 1959-1962, 1965-1969, 1978-1982, and 1983-1986, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1999-2013.

Where is the name Brett popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very low point.

The popularity trend for Brett has been spiralling downward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Brett for their newborn has dropped.

The name Brett is used by only a select few and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Brett has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Brett (Girl)Brett (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 12 8,640 286 787
2017 16 7,134 314 748
2016 22 5,817 333 730
2015 5 16,870 322 749
2014 17 7,040 386 664
2013 10 10,377 360 668
2012 19 6,626 426 596
2011 12 9,252 510 509
2010 19 6,686 729 388
2009 14 8,518 766 392
2008 28 5,165 1,070 311
2007 18 7,132 958 333
2006 16 7,540 1,082 304
2005 28 4,721 1,389 243
2004 41 3,570 1,565 222
2003 32 4,121 1,614 217
2002 23 5,103 1,867 198
2001 37 3,558 1,963 188
2000 41 3,277 2,382 163
1999 56 2,533 2,773 137
1998 69 2,106 2,885 133
1997 68 2,071 3,268 116
1996 91 1,672 3,577 110
1995 117 1,400 3,567 106
1994 108 1,465 3,434 107
1993 54 2,352 3,544 102
1992 65 2,080 3,823 97
1991 71 1,960 4,152 88
1990 78 1,828 4,392 84
1989 122 1,288 4,424 81
1988 98 1,421 4,375 73
1987 126 1,160 4,431 71
1986 175 918 4,729 69
1985 95 1,366 4,326 70
1984 77 1,490 4,093 72
1983 85 1,389 3,976 73
1982 116 1,180 4,028 72
1981 76 1,560 3,774 79
1980 79 1,502 3,131 96
1979 73 1,571 2,999 98
1978 69 1,570 2,305 112
1977 78 1,432 2,489 109
1976 85 1,287 2,418 109
1975 66 1,529 2,780 92
1974 79 1,335 2,679 95
1973 58 1,590 3,031 88
1972 59 1,565 3,508 80
1971 46 1,878 3,359 91
1970 45 1,906 3,373 99
1969 45 1,837 3,184 95
1968 29 2,251 2,901 105
1967 29 2,220 2,794 111
1966 31 2,096 2,576 118
1965 29 2,209 2,345 132
1964 37 1,954 2,552 129
1963 36 1,954 2,609 129
1962 25 2,417 2,498 141
1961 15 3,331 2,066 159
1960 20 2,746 2,320 151
1959 18 2,765 2,224 154
1958 23 2,387 2,134 155
1957 17 2,829 653 293
1956 6 5,367 393 376
1955 7 4,783 465 341
1954 7 4,705 429 345
1953 8 4,269 265 437
1952 9 3,836 252 444
1951 7 4,420 223 452
1950 7 4,363 216 448
1949 < 5 -- 139 569
1948 < 5 -- 140 565
1947 < 5 -- 94 707
1946 < 5 -- 48 969
1945 < 5 -- 26 1,300
1944 < 5 -- 18 1,636
1943 < 5 -- 25 1,403
1942 < 5 -- 25 1,383
1941 < 5 -- 18 1,640
1940 < 5 -- 15 1,809
1939 < 5 -- 10 2,304
1938 < 5 -- 8 2,673
1937 < 5 -- 5 3,587
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.