What does Brainerd mean?
Brainerd /brain-erd/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Brainerd's name origin is Old English, and the name Brainerd means "courageous raven". Brainerd is a version of Brainard (Old English) with the suffix -erd.
Brainerd has 1 variant: Braynard.Kreatif forms: Barnerd, Brainerdde, Bronerd. [more]
How popular is Brainerd?
Brainerd is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#18425 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Brainerd for boys. Brainerd has not been listed in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)