Meaning and name origin
Brainerd \b-raine-rd, bra(i)-nerd\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Brainerd is "courageous raven". Brainerd is a variant of Brainard (Old English). A baby name that is little-used.
Brainerd has 1 variant form: Braynard.
Brainerd is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#17431 out of 88799, Top 20%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brainerd for boys. Brainerd has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).