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The name Bret is of English origin, and is a variant of Brett.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Bret has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Bret
Use of the Name Bret for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
28,248 28,109 10,463 2,539 878 170 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Bret has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Bret first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1953, which is the first year shown on the table.  Bret last appeared in either or both of these name lists during 2003, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Bret
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
195395756  
195478583  
195576390  
195682382  
1957552194  
19581881,505  
19591701,838  
19602241,240  
1961284741  
1962274783  
1963274787  
1964276786  
1965273745  
1966243858  
1967243836  
1968246840  
1969264791  
1970260870  
1971282734  
1972292629  
1973322540  
1974342509  
1975359462  
1976341504  
1977385415  
1978396381  
1979361486  
1980398410  
1981341531  
19822171,098  
1983353500  
1984380458  
1985364504  
1986366509  
1987361538  
1988409486  
1989397546  
1990418547  
1991434514  
1992466463  
1993506406  
1994495414  
1995520388  
1996545349  
1997614284  
1998604305  
1999579335  
2000657273  
2001713246  
2002868189  
2003950170  
Totals:  28,248 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Bret as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Bret appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 51 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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