The name "Trent" is a boy's name that is of Latin origin. The name means gushing water. It has three different variations including Trenten, Trenton and Trentin. The name Trent is also found used in the names of places. There is Trent in the United Kingdom in Dorset, then there is Trent in Texas and South Dakota in the United States. Then there is Trento in Italy that is well known for the Council of Trent of the Roman Catholic. There are several rivers in the United Kingdom known as Trent. Several notable people had the name or surname of Trent including US writer John Trent, Trent Reznor who formed the Nine Inch Nails band etc. There is a University in England known as the Nottingham Trent University as well.