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Brett Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Brett is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Brett is "from great britain, a breton".  

It is also of Scottish and English origin, where its meaning is "from Great Britain, a Breton".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 6997  in baby name popularity for girls with 17 occurrences.  It ranked 664 in popular baby names for boys with 383 occurrences. 

View the Brett Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Brett has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Brett to other names.


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Related Names

Brett is a form of the name Brittany.

Variants of the name Brett include Bret.

Other Tidbits

Brett falls into the place name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Brett Favre, Brett Hull.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Brett in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Brett.

Just for fun, see the name Brett in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Brett in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.