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brett

FORM OF:
bret
ORIGIN:
greek  /  celtic 
NAME ROOT:
BRETAGNE (BRITON) > PRETTANIKḗ / PRETANNIKAí > BRĭTANNĭA
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
PRETTANIKḗ (Πρεττανική) PRETANNIKAí (Πρεταννικαὶ)
MEANING:
This name means “land of the Britons”. Britannia derives from the Greek Πρεταννικαὶ Νῆσοι (Pretannikai Nesoi) used by Pytheas of Marseilles, a Greek geographer and explorer, who had circumnavigated Britain between 330 and 320 BC and described various islands in the North Atlantic to the extreme Thule (probably Iceland or the Shetland Islands). Pytheas described Thule as the northernmost part of Prettanikḗ (Πρεττανική) or Pretannikaí (Πρεταννικαὶ), his term for the entire group of islands in the far north-west. There is a possibility that the term may derive from the Celtic “*Pritani “, meaning “Picts”. In AD 43 the Roman Empire began its conquest of the island, establishing a province they called Britannia, which came to encompass the parts of the island south of Caledonia (Scotland). The native Celtic inhabitants of the province are known as the Britons. In the 2nd century, Roman Britannia came to be personified as a goddess, armed with a trident and shield and wearing a centurion's helmet.
KEYWORDS:
LATIN (ROMAN MYTHOLOGY)

Usage

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
brittany, bret, britney, brittani, brittney, brittny, brittania, britannia, britany, brittanie, brittaney, britny, brittnay, bryttney, britton, britanni
PET & SHORT FORM
english
britt

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
french
Vetrannion, Bretannion
galician
Britón
italian
Bretannione, Bretannio, Vetrannio, Bretanniona, Bretannia
latin
Bretannion
spanish
Bretanión

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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Notable people and personalities​

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Brett Somers (1924–2007), Canadian-born American Comedian And Actress
Brett Sterling (born 1984), American Nhl Ice Hockey Player