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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun
The young of the common herring; also, a small species of herring; the sprat.The minute marine animals (chiefly Entomostraca) upon which the right whales feed.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Minute crustaceans forming food for right whales
  2. The young of a herring or sprat or similar fish
  3. A native or inhabitant of Great Britain
Wiktionary

1901, either a shortening of Britisher or Briton, or a back-formation from British.

  1. Abbreviation of Britain.
  2. (lexicography) Abbreviation of British English.
  3. (informal, formerly offensive) A British person.
  4. A Brit Award, a prize for musicians in Britain.

Brit was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Dutch, and Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Brit

Brit Marling is an actress, screenwriter, and film producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Brit was given the name Brit Heyworth Marling on August 7th, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Brit is also known as Marling and Brittany Heyworth (full name).

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Brit Hume is a journalist and television journalist. Brit was given the name Alexander Britton Hume on June 22nd, 1943 in Washington, D.C., United States.

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Brit Morgan is an actress. She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Brit was given the name Brittany Morgan Dengler on September 24th, 1987 in Marlton, New Jersey, U.S. Brit is also known as Dengler and Brittany Morgan.

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Brit Selby is a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to 1975. Brit was born on March 27th, 1945 in Kingston, Ontario.

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Brit was born in Trondheim.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brit

Gorka Brit is a soccer player for the Real Sociedad, Real Sociedad B, SD Beasain, Atlético Levante UD, Águilas CF, CA Osasuna B, CA Osasuna, SD Eibar, UD Salamanca, CD Numancia, and Real Unión. Gorka was born on April 19th, 1978 in San Sebastián.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 6 0 6
1937 5 0 5
1951 6 0 6
1952 9 0 9
1953 11 0 11
1954 9 0 9
1956 7 0 7
1957 13 0 13
1958 11 0 11
1959 13 0 13
1960 13 0 13
1961 13 0 13
1962 11 0 11
1963 14 0 14
1964 15 0 15
1965 11 0 11
1966 12 0 12
1967 13 0 13
1968 19 6 13
1969 12 0 12
1970 19 0 19
1971 14 0 14
1972 15 6 9
1973 14 7 7
1974 13 6 7
1975 16 8 8
1976 14 6 8
1977 9 0 9
1978 12 6 6
1979 20 7 13
1980 15 0 15
1981 12 0 12
1982 19 9 10
1983 14 8 6
1984 14 7 7
1985 13 0 13
1986 22 7 15
1987 18 0 18
1988 19 8 11
1989 24 6 18
1990 21 6 15
1991 20 8 12
1992 16 0 16
1993 12 0 12
1994 17 7 10
1995 14 6 8
1996 10 5 5
1997 5 5 0
1998 5 0 5
1999 5 0 5
2000 6 0 6
2002 15 7 8
2003 8 0 8
2004 9 0 9
2005 9 0 9
2006 11 0 11
2007 5 0 5
2008 8 0 8
2009 5 0 5
2010 5 0 5
2011 6 0 6
2013 7 0 7
2014 6 6 0
2015 6 0 6

Fun Facts about the name Brit

  • How Popular is the name Brit? Brit is the 12,452nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Brit have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 770 babies born with the first name Brit in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brit to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brit? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Brit first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brit is Thursday, February 26th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Brit born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brit was in 1970 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Brit Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brit is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Brit: Your name in reverse order is Tirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Trib. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.