Name: Brent

Origin and Meaning of the Name Brent

  • Meaning:
    Burnt; steep
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (brent)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Brent)
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Miscellaneous Info for Brent

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Originated as a surname for those who lived by or in an area that had been burned. Also comes from a old Celtic word that meant "steep" or "steep hill" and was granted to those living on one.

    It was also a reference to those who had been branded or burned, particularly a criminal who had been branded. Branding was a common occurance in 11 th century, for instance, when the concept of surnames where gaining in common practice.

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