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Britt

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3k Britta (Scandinavian)
1k Brita (English)
769 Brit (English)
563 Berit (Scandinavian)
333 Bridie (Irish)
<100 Bardia (Persian)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 5 0 5
1899 6 0 6
1914 13 0 13
1915 7 0 7
1916 10 0 10
1917 6 0 6
1918 10 0 10
1920 6 0 6
1921 7 0 7
1923 10 0 10
1924 12 0 12
1926 9 0 9
1927 7 0 7
1929 9 0 9
1930 8 0 8
1931 7 0 7
1934 7 0 7
1935 9 0 9
1936 7 0 7
1937 8 0 8
1938 9 0 9
1939 6 0 6
1940 6 0 6
1941 9 0 9
1942 12 0 12
1943 24 0 24
1944 8 0 8
1945 14 0 14
1946 21 0 21
1947 16 0 16
1948 28 0 28
1949 24 0 24
1950 34 0 34
1951 37 0 37
1952 54 0 54
1953 55 8 47
1954 92 7 85
1955 72 0 72
1956 72 8 64
1957 104 0 104
1958 97 13 84
1959 134 15 119
1960 160 19 141
1961 120 21 99
1962 131 16 115
1963 136 26 110
1964 179 58 121
1965 119 44 75
1966 146 67 79
1967 171 48 123
1968 168 56 112
1969 222 122 100
1970 249 118 131
1971 243 128 115
1972 238 140 98
1973 236 142 94
1974 194 112 82
1975 180 99 81
1976 152 93 59
1977 171 101 70
1978 153 106 47
1979 183 106 77
1980 163 93 70
1981 214 132 82
1982 164 97 67
1983 148 85 63
1984 157 80 77
1985 138 71 67
1986 174 68 106
1987 121 50 71
1988 138 52 86
1989 137 58 79
1990 129 40 89
1991 103 26 77
1992 83 26 57
1993 78 19 59
1994 72 24 48
1995 66 25 41
1996 82 33 49
1997 52 16 36
1998 51 20 31
1999 66 20 46
2000 47 13 34
2001 41 10 31
2002 49 22 27
2003 41 20 21
2004 37 14 23
2005 42 9 33
2006 35 11 24
2007 30 10 20
2008 25 8 17
2009 23 11 12
2010 25 5 20
2011 33 13 20
2012 19 7 12
2013 32 11 21
2014 23 12 11
2015 20 9 11

Fun Facts about the name Britt

  • How many people with the first name Britt have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,500 babies born with the first name Britt in the United States. That's more than enough people named Britt to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Britt? 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 Britt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Britt is Monday, July 3rd, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Britt born? The highest recorded use of the first name Britt was in 1973 with a total of 142 babies.
  • Random Britt Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Britt is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Britt: Your name in reverse order is Ttirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ttrib. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Britt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 31,474 people with the last name Britt.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Britt? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Britt as their last name.
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Popularity of Britt as a first name

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Popularity of Britt as a last name

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Common last names for Britt

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Moore

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Britt U.S.
  White 73.72% 64.26%
  African American 20.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.32% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Britt

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Britt

The name "Britt" is of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Exalted, Lofty". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun britt
Senses
  1. the young of a herring or sprat or similar fish.
    synonyms: brit.
  2. minute crustaceans, forming food for right whales.
    synonyms: brit.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Minute crustaceans forming food for right whales
  2. The young of a herring or sprat or similar fish
  1. A surname​.
  2. A city in Iowa
  3. An unincorporated community in Minnesota

Britt was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Old Irish, and Swedish

Britt Robertson

Britt Robertson is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Britt was born in 1990 as Brittany Leanna Robertson in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.

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Britt Ekland

Britt Ekland is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1959 to present. Britt was born in 1942 as Britt-Marie Eklund in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Britt van Driessche

Britt was born in 1983.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Britt

Britt And Brady
Britt Nilsson
Britt Bachelorette
Britt Nicole
Britt Nicole Gold
Britt Mchenry
Britt Ryan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Britt

May Britt

May Britt is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1952 to 1988. May was born in 1933 as Maybritt Wilkens in Lidingo, Sweden.

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Catherine Britt

Catherine Britt is a musician specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Catherine was born in 1984 as Catherine Elisabeth Britt in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

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Peter Britt

Peter Britt is a photographer, painter, and orchardist. Peter was born in 1958 as Peter Britt in Obstalden canton of Glarus, Switzerland.

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What does the name Britt mean?

Bis for buddy, everyone is your pal.

Ris for romantic, hopelessly so

Iis for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

Tis for tried, tried and true you.

Tis for thoughtful, the caring you.

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