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Gender: F Meaning of Brett: "from Brittany" Origin of Brett: Celtic

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One of a number of single-syllable unisex B-names, Brett was first spotted as a female name in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, via the dashing and seductive Lady Brett Ashley, who was a captivating enough character to offer naming inspiration. It combines a pleasingly brisk, executive air with a measure of femininity.

Famous People Named Brett

Brett Somers, American actress & comedian (born Audrey Johnston)
Brett Butler, American actress
Brett "Scottie" Rossi, adult film star

Pop Culture References for the Name Brett

Lady Brett Ashley, Hemingway heroine
Brett Eisenberg, from movie "Suburban Girl"

Bret, Brette, Britt