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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Trent

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  • A submission from Philippines says the name Trent means "A person that is sweet and not fake Trent also means gift of god" and is of Philippines origin.
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  1. A city in northern Italy (northwest of Venice) on the River Adige; the site of the Council of Trent
  2. A river in central England that flows generally northeastward to join with the Ouse River and form the Humber
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  1. (less common form) Trento, the city in Italy.
  2. A river that rises in Staffordshire and flows to join the Ouse and form the Humber estuary.
  3. An English and Scottish topographic surname for someone who lived near any of the rivers of that name.
  4. A male given name derived from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Trent

Trent Reznor is an industrial rock, industrial metal, alternative rock, post-industrial music, and synthpop musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Piano, Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Gibson Les Paul Custom, and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1982. Trent was given the name Michael Trent Reznor on May 17th, 1965 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Trent Garrett is an actor. He was most prominent from 2009 to 2009. Trent was born Trent Garrett on March 2nd, 1984 in Hampton, Virginia.

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Trent Sainsbury is a soccer player for the Jiangsu Suning F.C., Armadale SC, Football West National Training Centre, PEC Zwolle, Australia national under-17 soccer team, Australia national under-20 soccer team, and Australia national soccer team. Trent was born on January 5th, 1992 in Perth.

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Trent Baalke is an athlete. Trent was born on February 14th, 1964.

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Trent Dilfer is a football player. Trent was born on March 13th, 1972 in Santa Cruz, California.

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Trent Richardson is a football player. Trent was born on July 10th, 1990 in Pensacola, Florida. Trent is also known as Richardson and Trenton Jamond.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Trent

Jackie Trent was a popular music and theatre musician. She plays Human voice. She was most prominent from 1962 to 2015. Jackie was given the name Yvonne Burgess on September 6th, 1940 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England. Jackie is also known as Yvonne Ann Gregory. She died on March 21st, 2015.

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Gary Trent is a basketball player for the Panellinios, Lottomatica Roma, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, and Minnesota Timberwolves. His career lasted from 1995 to 2007. Gary was born on September 22nd, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio.

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Buck Trent is a country music musician. He plays Banjo, dobro, steel guitar, mandolin, electric bass, and guitar. He was most prominent from 1948 to present. Buck was given the name Charles Wilburn Trent .

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Michael Trent is a folk music and country rock musician. Michael was born in Denver.

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Buzzy was born on May 13th, 1929 in San Diego. He died on September 26th, 2006.

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He holds the title International Master (IM) and FIDE titles. Lawrence was given the name Lawrence Adam Trent on April 28th, 1986 in London.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 6 0 6
1918 7 0 7
1920 5 0 5
1921 8 0 8
1922 12 0 12
1923 8 0 8
1924 8 0 8
1925 10 0 10
1926 8 0 8
1927 6 0 6
1928 14 0 14
1929 10 0 10
1930 7 0 7
1931 6 0 6
1932 8 0 8
1933 7 0 7
1934 9 0 9
1935 14 0 14
1936 11 0 11
1937 16 0 16
1938 21 0 21
1939 12 0 12
1940 20 0 20
1941 25 0 25
1942 24 0 24
1943 28 0 28
1944 26 0 26
1945 21 0 21
1946 34 0 34
1947 45 0 45
1948 38 0 38
1949 42 0 42
1950 45 0 45
1951 46 0 46
1952 61 0 61
1953 89 0 89
1954 98 0 98
1955 137 0 137
1956 131 0 131
1957 168 0 168
1958 177 0 177
1959 228 0 228
1960 261 0 261
1961 330 0 330
1962 371 0 371
1963 488 0 488
1964 542 0 542
1965 563 7 556
1966 595 0 595
1967 630 0 630
1968 667 7 660
1969 712 9 703
1970 871 6 865
1971 836 0 836
1972 712 0 712
1973 605 5 600
1974 633 0 633
1975 668 0 668
1976 570 0 570
1977 577 5 572
1978 554 6 548
1979 640 6 634
1980 578 0 578
1981 574 5 569
1982 590 5 585
1983 529 5 524
1984 596 0 596
1985 710 9 701
1986 656 0 656
1987 713 7 706
1988 928 0 928
1989 1,086 5 1,081
1990 1,072 0 1,072
1991 960 0 960
1992 1,099 0 1,099
1993 1,045 5 1,040
1994 1,060 0 1,060
1995 1,117 0 1,117
1996 1,174 0 1,174
1997 1,228 0 1,228
1998 1,375 0 1,375
1999 1,372 5 1,367
2000 1,470 0 1,470
2001 1,719 0 1,719
2002 1,453 0 1,453
2003 1,379 0 1,379
2004 1,285 5 1,280
2005 1,225 0 1,225
2006 1,210 0 1,210
2007 1,181 0 1,181
2008 1,069 0 1,069
2009 1,074 0 1,074
2010 897 0 897
2011 798 0 798
2012 790 0 790
2013 654 0 654
2014 563 0 563
2015 516 0 516
2016 411 0 411
2017 388 0 388

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Popularity of Trent as a first name

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Popularity of Trent as a last name

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Common last names for Trent

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Trent U.S.
  White 79.67% 64.26%
  African American 15.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Trent

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

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Fun Facts about the name Trent

  • How Popular is the name Trent? Trent is the 1,002nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Trent was the 1,824th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Trent have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 50,065 babies born with the first name Trent in the United States. That's more than enough people named Trent to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Trent? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Trent first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Trent is Wednesday, August 22nd, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Trent born? The highest recorded use of the first name Trent was in 2001 with a total of 1,719 babies. That's a lot of babies named Trent!
  • Random Trent Factoid: According to the 1966 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Trent ranks 88th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 30 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1966.
  • Weird things about the name Trent: Your name in reverse order is Tnert. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ntert. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Trent? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,630 people with the last name Trent.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Trent? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Trent as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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