Bret name meaning

Updated: March 17th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old English
Usage: English
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Bret b-ret
Meaning: From Britain, Brit, A Native of Brittany and The Breton
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What does Bret mean?

Primarily used in English preeminent, Bret means "From Britain, Brit, A Native of Brittany or The Breton" is a unisex name is originated from Old English. Bret is form of acclaimed Brett.

Brett is an abridged form of Brendan. Origin of Widely Accepted Brett is in Old English, meaning of Brett is "From Britain, The Breton and A Breton" is predominantly used in Breton and English.

How do I pronounce Bret?

The most common pronunciation of two syllabled Bret is b-ret.

Variants of Bret

Brett, Brit, Bretta, Brettlee, Britlee, Bridget, Brettley

How popular is the name Bret?

a popular name in United States with over 29903 new-borns have been given the name since 1926. Recently the name is rising, in 1959, it ranked 170th when 1839 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys.

Moreover, the given name has been to the top 500 baby names 36 times Bret is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, its highest ever rank is 887 (1998) in its 18 years run on England and Wales naming chart.

Over 139 babies in England and Wales have been named Bret.

Also, Bret is a familiar name in Australia, Canada, England, Philippines, South Africa and New Zealand. As per our research, over 40000 babies have been bestowed Bret around the globe.

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Bret in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Bret?

You are a good friend who listens and never judges. You have unrealistic ideas but lack the enthusiasm and motivation to realize any of them. Financial security doesn't matter to you much. Neither does a steady love life. You can be aggressive which affects your relationships in a negative way. People are afraid of you sometimes because of your hard-core beliefs and independence. People come to you when they need an objective opinion about almost everything, except romance.

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  •  Edythe - Desirable and Perennial girl name Edythe is chiefly used in English, meaning of Edythe is "Battle or Prosperous in War" is originated from Old English
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Sibling Names for Bret

Looking for the perfect sibling names to go with Bret? Look no further! We've compiled a list of unique and meaningful names that you can consider for your new little one's brother or sister. From classic choices to modern picks, there's something for every family. Check out our top picks below!

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Famous people named Bret

  • Bret Lunsford, vocalist, songwriter, guitarist
  • Bret Haaland, American animation director and producer
  • Bret Harte, American short story writer and poet
  • Bret Easton Ellis, American author, screenwriter
  • Bret Hart, Canadian-American retired professional wrestler
  • Bret Saberhagen, American former professional baseball right-handed starting pitcher
  • Bret Schundler, American politician from New Jersey
  • Bret Michaels, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • Bret Boone, former Major League Baseball second baseman
  • Bret Hedican, American former professional ice hockey player
  • Bret Baier, host of 'Special Report with Bret Baier' on the Fox News Channel and serves as the chief political anchor for Fox
  • Bret McKenzie, New Zealand comedian, actor, musician and producer
  • Bret Bielema, American college football coach
  • Bret Munsey, American football coach
  • Bret Harrison, American actor and musician known predominantly for his work on comedy television series such as 'Grounded for Life'
  • Bret Stephens, American journalist, editor
  • Bret Morrison, American actor best known as the voice of the mysterious crusader for law and order on radio's 'The Shadow'
  • Bret Lott, 'New York Times' best-selling author of more than a dozen books and professor of English at the College of Charleston
  • Bret Prinz, former Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Bret Thornton, former professional Australian rules footballer
  • Bret Barberie, American former professional baseball infielder
  • Bret Blevins, American comics artist
  • Bret Smith, former wide receiver
  • Bret Hoffmann, American death metal vocalist
  • Bret Anderson, former Canadian football placekicker and slotback
  • Bret Anthony Johnston, American author
  • Bret Campbell, is currently head men's basketball coach at Chipola College
  • Bret Hemphill, former professional baseball player
  • Brett Anderson in The Hangover as Soundtrack
  • Bret Carr, from 2006 drama movie Revoloution, who played Lou Benedetti.
  • In 2004, Bret J. Cococcia portrayed the role of Kip in film The Code.
  • Bret Grafton portrayed key character of N in 2005 comedy movie The Rubber Room.
  • In 2008 documentary film, Everyone But You, Bret Bertholf played N.

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