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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Trenton

"Trenton" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the town by the river Trent". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. Capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river
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Originally named "Trent's town" in the seventeenth century, after a Quaker William Trent.

  1. The capital city of the state of New Jersey in the United States of America.
  2. A city in Florida
  3. A city in Georgia, USA
  4. A town in Illinois
  5. A city in Kentucky
  6. A town in Maine
  7. A city in Michigan
  8. A city in Missouri
  9. A village in Nebraska
  10. A town in New York
  11. A town in North Carolina
  12. A town in Nova Scotia
  13. A city in Ohio
  14. A town in South Carolina
  15. A city in Tennessee
  16. A city in Texas
  17. A town in Utah
  18. One of three towns in Wisconsin
  19. (chiefly US) A male given name derived from the place name.

Notable Persons Named Trenton

Trent Lehman was an actor. He was most prominent from 1969 to 1969. Trent was given the name Trenton Lawson Lehman on February 23rd, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Trent is also known as Lehman and Trent Lawson. He breathed his last breath on January 18th, 1982.

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Trenton Allen Murphy is an athlete for the Washington Redskins. Trenton was born on December 22nd, 1990 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Trenton is also known as Murphy and Trent.

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Trenton Lee Stewart is a children's literature novelist. Trenton was born on May 27th, 1970 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, US.

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Trenton Hassell is a basketball player for the Clarksville Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks, and Brooklyn Nets. His career lasted from 2001 to 2011. Trenton was born on March 4th, 1979 in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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Trenton Brown is a football player. Trenton was born on April 13th, 1993 in Bastrop, Texas.

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Trenton was born on February 16th, 1990 in Bay City, Michigan. Trenton is also known as TRob.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Trenton

Jim Trenton is a radio broadcaster. Jim was given the name James Trenton on August 20th, 1953.

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Daniel was born on March 1st, 1977 in Melbourne, Australia.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 5 0 5
1914 7 0 7
1915 6 0 6
1916 5 0 5
1917 7 0 7
1918 6 0 6
1919 11 0 11
1920 9 0 9
1921 7 0 7
1922 9 0 9
1923 8 0 8
1924 16 0 16
1925 11 0 11
1926 12 0 12
1927 10 0 10
1928 10 0 10
1929 10 0 10
1930 6 0 6
1931 10 0 10
1932 9 0 9
1933 8 0 8
1934 8 0 8
1935 8 0 8
1936 9 0 9
1937 10 0 10
1938 16 0 16
1939 15 0 15
1940 7 0 7
1941 14 0 14
1942 19 0 19
1943 8 0 8
1944 9 0 9
1945 14 0 14
1946 20 0 20
1947 15 0 15
1948 23 0 23
1949 14 0 14
1950 13 0 13
1951 12 0 12
1952 15 0 15
1953 18 0 18
1954 20 0 20
1955 21 0 21
1956 21 0 21
1957 29 0 29
1958 26 0 26
1959 38 0 38
1960 43 0 43
1961 52 0 52
1962 48 0 48
1963 73 0 73
1964 86 0 86
1965 97 0 97
1966 99 0 99
1967 114 0 114
1968 144 0 144
1969 175 0 175
1970 229 0 229
1971 234 0 234
1972 220 0 220
1973 192 0 192
1974 230 0 230
1975 270 0 270
1976 255 0 255
1977 285 0 285
1978 358 0 358
1979 420 0 420
1980 357 0 357
1981 336 0 336
1982 419 0 419
1983 435 6 429
1984 510 0 510
1985 668 5 663
1986 670 0 670
1987 679 6 673
1988 832 6 826
1989 995 0 995
1990 1,011 0 1,011
1991 1,085 0 1,085
1992 1,203 0 1,203
1993 1,278 0 1,278
1994 1,298 0 1,298
1995 1,535 6 1,529
1996 1,713 6 1,707
1997 1,808 0 1,808
1998 1,830 0 1,830
1999 1,948 5 1,943
2000 2,069 6 2,063
2001 2,082 0 2,082
2002 2,119 0 2,119
2003 2,186 5 2,181
2004 2,076 22 2,054
2005 2,102 0 2,102
2006 2,073 5 2,068
2007 2,333 0 2,333
2008 2,050 0 2,050
2009 1,832 0 1,832
2010 1,689 0 1,689
2011 1,620 0 1,620
2012 1,508 0 1,508
2013 1,328 0 1,328
2014 1,154 0 1,154
2015 1,008 0 1,008
2016 815 0 815

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Popularity of Trenton as a first name

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Popularity of Trenton as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Trenton U.S.
  White 78.81% 64.26%
  African American 11.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Trenton

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

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Fun Facts about the name Trenton

  • How Popular is the name Trenton? Trenton is the 929th most popular name of all time. As a last name Trenton was the 57,516th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Trenton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54,882 babies born with the first name Trenton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Trenton to occupy the country of Marshall Islands with an estimated population of 54,305 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Trenton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Trenton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Trenton is Thursday, October 5th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Trenton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Trenton was in 2007 with a total of 2,333 babies. That's a lot of babies named Trenton!
  • Random Trenton Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Trenton ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 30 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Trenton: Your name in reverse order is Notnert. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nottnre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Trenton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 354 people with the last name Trenton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Trenton? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Trenton as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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