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Gender: M Meaning of Brent: "dweller near the burnt land" Origin of Brent: English Brent's Popularity in 2016: #973

The name Brent is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dweller near the burnt land". Brent is ranked #973 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Makeover Baby Name Game".

From the experts:

One of several blunt B names just this side of the gender divide. While its short and to-the-point sound may feel modern, it has been declining steadily since the 1980s.

David Brent is Ricky Gervais's character in the UK version of The Office.

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Famous People Named Brent

Brent Kinsman, American actor
Brent Kite, Australian rugby league player
Brent Woody Musburger, American sportscaster
Brent Mydland, American keyboardist for the Grateful Dead
Brent Seabrook, Canadian hockey player
Brent Smith, American lead singer of rock band Shinedown
General Sir Brent Spencer, English officer
Brent Jay Spiner, American actor
Brent Wilson, American former bassist for Panic! at the Disco

Pop Culture References for the name Brent

"Brent", in the early 1500s AD, a spelling of the word "burnt"
Brent Tarleton, one of the Tarleton twins, in Gone With the Wind
David Brent, from the UK TV series "The Office"

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