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What does Bradan mean?

Bradan Pronunciation of Bradan [bradan] as a boys' name has the meaning "descendant of Bradán". Bradan is a version of Braden (Irish, Gaelic): transferred use of the Irish surname.


Bradan has 11 variants: Bradden, Braddon, Bradin, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Braiden, Braidin, Braydan, Brayden and Braydon.

Creative forms:
(male) Bladan, Bravan, ..

(female) Braan, Brada, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bradan Ralph (B.R.), ..

How popular is Bradan?

Bradan is an unusual given name for men. Bradan is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Braden (#414 in recent rankings), Bradon, Braeden (#795), Braedon, Braiden (#897), Braydan, Brayden (#61) and Braydon (#572) are the popular alternative forms of Bradan (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Bradden, are seldom used. These forms of Bradan reached the top of their popularity a decade ago (usage of 0.7%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.4%, 38.3%), with versions like Braden becoming less fashionable. Braden is more widely used than the rest, though Brayden has become trendy as well over time. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Braden, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Braiden in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Braydan, Brayden, Braydon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brayden outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bradan is alike in pronunciation to Broden. Other recommended names are Barden, Bardon, Beagan, Beaman, Beaudan, Beavan, Bogdan, Bohdan, Borden, Bordin, Bordon, Brad, Bradd, Bradey, Bradie, Bradly, Bradney, Brady, Brain, Bran, Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Brandon, Brandyn, Brann, Breandan, Brenan, Brendan, Breton, Brian, Briton, Brittan, Brogan, Bryan, Cadan and Kadan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bradan.

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