Meaning and Origin of: Trent

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Torrent; rapid stream
  • Old English : Dweller by the Trent

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : topographic name for someone living on the banks of any of the several rivers so called. The river name is of British origin; it may be composed of the unattested elements tri ‘through’, ‘across’ + sant- ‘travel’, ‘journey’; alternatively it may mean ‘traveler’ or ‘trespasser’, a reference to frequent flooding. There is a village in Dorset of this name, on the river Trent or Piddle, and the surname may therefore also be a habitational name derived from this.
  • Scottish : probably of the same origin as 1, though in some cases it may be from a reduced form of Tranent, a place in East Lothian.