Here’s another example where you can see a name’s etymology with your eyes closed: Trenton means “Trent’s town.” Best known as the capital of New Jersey, the name Trenton is part of a trend that’s still kicking—using a place name for baby’s first name. Trenton is especially popular in Southern states like West Virginia and Kentucky but is surprisingly unpopular in New Jersey. Making the most of this manly name, which can be clipped to Trent, is running back Trent Richardson.
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Source: Social Security Administration
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