First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Breton

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  1. A user from Maine, U.S. says the name Breton means "Gift of god".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Bret"on
Of or relating to Brittany, or Bretagne, in France.

Etymology: F. breton

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A Celtic language of Brittany
  2. A native or inhabitant of Brittany (especially one who speaks the Breton language)

From French Breton.

  1. A village in Alberta, Canada.
  2. (countable) A person from Brittany.
  3. (uncountable) The Celtic language of Brittany.

Breton was also found in the following language(s): French and Old French

Notable Persons With the Last Name Breton

Notable Persons With the Last Name Breton

André Breton

André Breton was a writer. His career lasted from 20 to 20. André was born on February 19th, 1896 in Tinchebray, Orne, France. He left this life on September 28th, 1966.

Lillie Langtry

Lillie Langtry was an actress. Lillie was given the name Emilie Charlotte Le Breton on October 13th, 1853 in Jersey. She breathed her last breath on February 12th, 1929.

Jules Breton

Jules Breton was an artist in the field of painting. Jules was given the name Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis Breton on May 1st, 1827 in Courrières. He died on July 5th, 1906.

Thierry Breton

Thierry Breton is a Minister of the Economy, Finances, and Industry (France). He was most prominent from 2005 to 2007. Thierry was born on January 15th, 1955 in Paris, France.

Malan Breton

Malan was born on June 16th, 1973 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Jacqueline Lamba Breton

Jacqueline was born on November 17th, 1910 in Saint-Mandé. She left this life on July 20th, 1993.

  • Louis Le Breton
  • Julie Le Breton
  • Gilles Le Breton
  • Stéphane Breton
  • Joel Breton
    Video Game Producer
  • Guy Breton
  • Lisa-Marie Breton
    Hockey Player
  • Daniel Breton
    MNA for Sainte-Marie—Saint-Jacques
  • Richard Breton
  • Flora Le Breton
  • Julio Carrasco Breton
  • Douglas Corney Breton
    Legislative Assembly of Alberta
  • Jules Louis Breton
  • Henry William Breton

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Breton U.S.
  White 69.20% 64.26%
  African American 4.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 24.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Breton

People with the last name Breton are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Breton

  • How Popular is the name Breton? Breton is the 18,415th most popular name of all time. As a last name Breton was the 7,682nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Breton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 429 babies born with the first name Breton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Breton to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Breton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Breton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Breton is Wednesday, April 18th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Breton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Breton was in 1988 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Breton: The name spelled backwards is Noterb. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nrtoeb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Breton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,322 people with the last name Breton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Breton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Breton as their last name.
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