Trenton name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Trenton mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Trenton

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Trenton means "Kind".
  2. A user from Canada says the name Trenton is of Native American origin and means "Nice, and easy going, outgoing".
  3. A submission from Utah, U.S. says the name Trenton means "Rushing Water".
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  1. Capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river

Originally named "Trent's town" in the 17th century, after a Quaker, William Trent.

  1. The capital city of New Jersey, United States and the county seat of Mercer County.
  2. A city, the county seat of Gilchrist County, Florida.
  3. A city, the county seat of Dade County, Georgia, United States.
  4. A city in Kentucky.
  5. A city, the county seat of Grundy County, Missouri.
  6. A city in Ohio.
  7. A city in Tennessee.
  8. A city in Texas.
  9. A town in Maine.
  10. A town in New York.
  11. A town, the county seat of Jones County, North Carolina.
  12. A town in Nova Scotia, Canada.
  13. A town in South Carolina.
  14. A town in Utah.
  15. A town in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
  16. A town in Pierce County, Wisconsin.
  17. A town in Washington County, Wisconsin.
  18. A village, the county seat of Hitchcock County, Nebraska.
  19. (chiefly US) A male given name transferred from the place name.

Notable Persons Named Trenton

Notable Persons Named Trenton

Trent Lehman

Trent Lehman was an actor. He was most prominent from 1969 to 1969. Trent was given the name Trenton Lawson Lehman on February 23rd, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Trent is also known as Lehman and Trent Lawson. He breathed his last breath on January 18th, 1982.

Trenton Allen Murphy

Trenton Allen Murphy is an athlete for the Washington Redskins. Trenton was born on December 22nd, 1990 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Trenton is also known as Murphy and Trent.

Trenton Lee Stewart

Trenton Lee Stewart is a children's literature novelist. Trenton was born on May 27th, 1970 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, US.

Trenton Hassell

Trenton Hassell is a basketball player for the Clarksville Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks, and Brooklyn Nets. His career lasted from 2001 to 2011. Trenton was born on March 4th, 1979 in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Trenton Brown

Trenton Brown is a football player. Trenton was born on April 13th, 1993 in Bastrop, Texas.

Trenton Robinson

Trenton was born on February 16th, 1990 in Bay City, Michigan. Trenton is also known as TRob.

  • Trenton Shipley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Trenton

Notable Persons With the Last Name Trenton

Jim Trenton

Jim Trenton is a radio broadcaster. Jim was given the name James Trenton on August 20th, 1953.

Daniel Trenton

Daniel was born on March 1st, 1977 in Melbourne, Australia.


Common last names for Trenton

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Hall
  • Taylor

Common first names for Trenton

  • Mary

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Trenton U.S.
  White 78.81% 64.26%
  African American 11.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Trenton

People with the last name Trenton are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Trenton

  • How Popular is the name Trenton? Trenton is the 951st most popular name of all time. As a last name Trenton was the 57,516th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Trenton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 56,657 babies born with the first name Trenton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Trenton to occupy the territory of American Samoa (USA) with an estimated population of 55,519 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Trenton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Trenton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Trenton is Thursday, October 5th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Trenton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Trenton was in 2007 with a total of 2,335 babies. That's a lot of babies named Trenton!
  • Random Trenton Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Trenton ranks 91st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 8 babies in Wyoming have the same name in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Trenton: The name spelled backwards is Notnert. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tonrent. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Trenton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 354 people with the last name Trenton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Trenton? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Trenton as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Trenton name meaning

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