Barrett

First Name
17k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
100k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Barrett

"Barrett" is a name of English origin, and it means "Trader". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Barrett

Barrett Brown is a journalist and activist. Barrett was given the name Barrett Lancaster Brown on August 14th, 1981 in Dallas.

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Barrett Foa is an actor. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Barrett was born on September 18th, 1977 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Barrett Wilbert Weed is an actress and singer. She has been prominent since 2011. Barrett was born on November 6th, 1988.

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Barrett was given the name Russell Alex Barrett on August 11th, 1973.

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Barrett Strong is a rhythm and blues, soul, rhythm, and blues musician. He was most active from 1959 to present. Barrett was born Barrett Strong on February 5th, 1941 in West Point, Mississippi, United States.

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Barrett Jones is a football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was most active from 2013 to present. Barrett was born on May 25th, 1990 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Barrett

Syd Barrett was a rock music, psychedelic rock, and experimental music musician. He plays Danelectro Shorthorn, Fender Esquire, and Fender Telecaster. He was most active from 1964 to 1972. Syd was given the name Roger Keith Barrett on January 6th, 1946 in Cambridge. Syd is also known as Syd. He died on July 7th, 2006.

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Jacinda Barrett is an actress. She was most active from 1995 to present. Jacinda was born on August 2nd, 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Wade was born on August 10th, 1980 in Penwortham, Lancashire, England.

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Mario is a contemporary r&b musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Mario was given the name Mario Dewar Barrett on August 27th, 1986.

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Malcolm Barrett is an actor and television actor. Malcolm was born in 1980 in Brooklyn. Malcolm is also known as Tourette's, Verbal, and The Velvet Rope.

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How popular is the baby name Barrett in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 5 0 5
1889 6 0 6
1907 6 0 6
1912 6 0 6
1913 8 0 8
1914 13 0 13
1915 14 0 14
1916 9 0 9
1917 9 0 9
1918 10 0 10
1919 13 0 13
1920 18 0 18
1921 20 0 20
1922 14 0 14
1923 11 0 11
1924 12 0 12
1925 18 0 18
1926 15 0 15
1927 13 0 13
1928 16 0 16
1929 18 0 18
1930 13 0 13
1931 15 0 15
1932 22 0 22
1933 20 0 20
1934 15 0 15
1935 24 0 24
1936 19 0 19
1937 25 0 25
1938 26 0 26
1939 30 0 30
1940 37 0 37
1941 31 0 31
1942 39 0 39
1943 41 0 41
1944 40 0 40
1945 39 0 39
1946 46 0 46
1947 32 0 32
1948 32 0 32
1949 28 0 28
1950 39 0 39
1951 48 0 48
1952 43 0 43
1953 44 0 44
1954 65 0 65
1955 69 0 69
1956 60 0 60
1957 63 0 63
1958 71 0 71
1959 72 0 72
1960 74 0 74
1961 84 0 84
1962 97 0 97
1963 82 0 82
1964 89 0 89
1965 80 5 75
1966 79 0 79
1967 83 0 83
1968 83 0 83
1969 136 6 130
1970 97 0 97
1971 122 8 114
1972 138 0 138
1973 145 9 136
1974 143 6 137
1975 163 11 152
1976 156 0 156
1977 163 10 153
1978 161 9 152
1979 197 14 183
1980 193 5 188
1981 290 14 276
1982 238 8 230
1983 234 12 222
1984 211 11 200
1985 241 9 232
1986 223 10 213
1987 211 9 202
1988 226 16 210
1989 209 14 195
1990 220 7 213
1991 190 12 178
1992 151 9 142
1993 184 17 167
1994 163 11 152
1995 170 13 157
1996 157 12 145
1997 162 16 146
1998 159 21 138
1999 190 19 171
2000 166 15 151
2001 195 17 178
2002 201 28 173
2003 223 18 205
2004 255 22 233
2005 307 21 286
2006 295 22 273
2007 383 21 362
2008 437 29 408
2009 497 33 464
2010 502 35 467
2011 652 26 626
2012 823 19 804
2013 897 20 877
2014 978 21 957
2015 1,165 25 1,140
2016 1,395 16 1,379

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Popularity of Barrett as a first name

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Popularity of Barrett as a last name

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Common last names for Barrett

  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Smith
  • White
  • Johnson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Barrett U.S.
  White 80.70% 64.26%
  African American 13.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Barrett

People with the last name Barrett are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Barrett

  • What name lists does Barrett rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Barrett? Barrett is the 1,797th most popular name of all time. As a last name Barrett was the 314th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Barrett have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,167 babies born with the first name Barrett in the United States. That's more than enough people named Barrett to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Barrett? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Barrett first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Barrett is Friday, December 24th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Barrett born? The highest recorded use of the first name Barrett was in 2016 with a total of 1,379 babies. That's a lot of babies named Barrett!
  • Random Barrett Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Barrett ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 15 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Barrett: Your name in reverse order is Tterrab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tartrbe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Barrett? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 100,104 people with the last name Barrett.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Barrett? Barrett was ranked as the 314th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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