Gender: Male Meaning of Trent: "the flooder" Origin of Trent: English Trent's Popularity in 2019: #843

Trent Origin and Meaning

The name Trent is a boy's name of English origin meaning "the flooder".

This strong single-syllable boys’ name has been finding favor with parents since the fifties, though it's been slipping in recent years; it fell out of the Top 500 for the first time since 1959 in 2015. Its main associations have been with the River Trent, whose name dates back to prehistoric times, and with former Mississippi Senator Trent (born Chester) Lott, and Trent Reznor (born Michael) of Nine Inch Nails.

In the eighteenth century, William Trent founded a settlement, which became the city known as Trenton (Trent's town), and that morphed into a first name for boys.

(James) Trent Olson is the only brother of the three Olson sisters; Trent Ford has been seen on Gosford Park, The West Wing and Vampire Diaries. And the name of the Vince Vaughn character in the 1996 movie Swingers is Trent.

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Pop Culture References for the name Trent

Trenton, Trentino, Trente, Trento, Trentonio, Trenten, Trentin


lesliemarion Says:


Somehow manages to be both unpleasantly macho and nouveau-riche.