Trent

Trent comes from an English surname, a locational surname for someone who lived near  any rivers with that name. Though the etymology behind it is uncertain it could be composed of Old English tri (through, across) and sant (travel, road) meaning “across travel” or “across road” though it could also have meant “traveler” or “trepasser” in reference to flooding from the river. Trent is also the English form of Italian Trento, a city in Italy whose name is derived from Latin Tridentum meaning “three teeth”, named for the hills that surrounded the city. Trent could also be a short form of Trenton meaning “Trent’s town”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Clapper Bridge, Teignhead, Dartmoor, Devon
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Variants:

  • Trenton

 

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