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since 1880

Bret

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< 1k Brette (French)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1926 5 0 5
1940 10 0 10
1941 9 0 9
1943 12 0 12
1944 8 0 8
1945 10 0 10
1946 12 0 12
1947 28 0 28
1948 19 0 19
1949 25 0 25
1950 35 0 35
1951 25 0 25
1952 48 0 48
1953 54 0 54
1954 82 0 82
1955 91 0 91
1956 82 0 82
1957 194 0 194
1958 1,512 0 1,512
1959 1,839 0 1,839
1960 1,241 0 1,241
1961 740 0 740
1962 786 0 786
1963 788 0 788
1964 787 0 787
1965 743 0 743
1966 860 0 860
1967 836 0 836
1968 846 5 841
1969 792 0 792
1970 878 7 871
1971 740 6 734
1972 635 5 630
1973 542 0 542
1974 509 0 509
1975 462 0 462
1976 506 0 506
1977 415 0 415
1978 381 0 381
1979 491 0 491
1980 416 5 411
1981 544 12 532
1982 1,104 6 1,098
1983 513 10 503
1984 463 5 458
1985 513 11 502
1986 522 13 509
1987 551 13 538
1988 497 10 487
1989 550 5 545
1990 551 5 546
1991 516 0 516
1992 463 0 463
1993 414 9 405
1994 433 19 414
1995 402 14 388
1996 362 12 350
1997 295 10 285
1998 314 9 305
1999 341 6 335
2000 282 8 274
2001 246 0 246
2002 196 7 189
2003 171 0 171
2004 159 0 159
2005 158 7 151
2006 99 0 99
2007 116 7 109
2008 123 0 123
2009 96 0 96
2010 88 0 88
2011 77 6 71
2012 42 0 42
2013 39 0 39
2014 45 0 45
2015 32 0 32

Want to know about the popularity of the Bret baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,811 babies born with the name Bret in the United States. That's more than enough Brets to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1926 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Bret" was in 1959 with a total of 1,839 babies. (That's a lot of baby Brets)

According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Bret" ranks #68 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 47 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of 1,241 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Bret" mean? The list below shows the origins of Bret as well as things modernly associated with the name Bret such as celebrities named Bret.

Origin and Meaning of Bret

The name "Bret" is of French origin, and it means "Brit. A native of England: (Britain) or France: (Brittany)". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bret
See Birt.

Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels is a singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and director specializing in glam metal, hard rock, country rock, and country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1983 to present. Bret was born in 1963 as Bret Michael Sychak in Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Bret Hart

Bret Hart is a professional wrestler. Bret was born in 1957 as Bret Hart in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis is a writer and theorist. Bret was born in 1964 in Los Angeles, California.

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Bret Harrison

Bret Harrison is an actor and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Bret was born in 1982 as Bret Michael Harrison in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

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Bret Boone

Bret Boone is a MLB player. Bret was born in 1969 in El Cajon, California.

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Bret Harte

Bret Harte is an author. Bret was born in 1836 in Albany, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Bret

Bret Baier
Bret Bielema
Bret Contreras
Bret Mckenzie
Bret Stephens

Alternative Meanings

B is for bounce, your ability to renew.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

Your name in reverse order is "Terb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Erbt". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Bret born Nov 7, 1991

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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