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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
132
in the U.S.
in 2010

Bret

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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

Fun Facts about the name Bret

  • How many people with the first name Bret have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,811 babies born with the first name Bret in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bret to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bret? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1926 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bret first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bret is Saturday, June 3rd, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Bret born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bret was in 1959 with a total of 1,839 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bret!
  • Random Bret Factoid: According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bret ranks 94th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 50 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1958.
  • Weird things about the name Bret: Your name in reverse order is Terb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etrb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bret? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 132 people with the last name Bret.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bret? Bret is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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Common last names for Bret

  • Miller
  • Smith
  • Taylor

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bret U.S.
  White 91.67% 64.26%
  African American 3.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bret

People with the last name Bret are most frequently White

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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.

French

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.
  1. A male given name, a variation of Brett, ultimately from a surname meaning "a Breton".

Notable Persons With the Name Bret

Bret Hart

Bret Hart is a wrestler. Bret was born on July 2nd, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis is a satire and black comedy writer and novelist. Bret was born on March 7th, 1964 in Los Angeles, California.

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Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels is a glam metal, hard rock, country rock, and country music singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, reality television personality, film director, and film producer. He plays Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion instrument, Piano, Keyboard instrument, Saxophone, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1983. Bret was given the name Bret Michael Sychak on March 15th, 1963 in Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Bret Louis Stephens

Bret Louis Stephens is a journalist. Bret was born on November 21st, 1973.

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Bret McKenzie

Bret McKenzie is a musician. He plays Casio. He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Bret was given the name Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie on June 29th, 1976. Bret is also known as Rhymenoceros.

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Bret Baier

Bret Baier is a fox news anchor. Bret was given the name William Bret Baier on August 4th, 1970 in Rumson, New Jersey, U.S.

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  • Bret Bielema
    (college coach)
  • Bret Taylor
    (founder at quip)
  • Bret Harte
    (writer)
  • Bret Hedican
    (ice hockey player)
  • Bret Boone
    (baseball player)
  • Bret Walker
    (influential somebody)
  • Bret Anthony Johnston
    (short story writer)
  • Bret Clifton Gilliam
    (author)
  • Bret Bergmark
    (important human)
  • Bret D. Daugherty
    (important human)
  • Bret Lockett
    (leading somebody)
  • Bret Anderson
    (athlete)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bret

Cardin Le Bret

Cardin Le Bret was an important human. Cardin was born in 1558. He left this life in 1655.

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Jean Le Bret

Jean Le Bret was an influential human. Jean was born on October 26th, 1872 in Paris. He died on December 23rd, 1947.

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Patrice Bret

Patrice Bret is an influential individual. Patrice was born in 1971.

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What does the name Bret mean?

Bis for buddy, everyone is your pal.

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Tis for try, as hard as you can

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