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What does Bran mean?

Bran Pronunciation of Bran [bran] as a boys' name. The name Bran means "bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven". Bran is a version of Bram (Scottish, Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: thicket, raven.


Bran has 1 variant: Brann.

1 more different relation via Bram: Bramm.

Creative forms:
(male) Bean, Beran, ..

(female) Bring, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bran Nikolas (B.N.), ..

How popular is Bran?

Bran is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#17652 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Bran has yet to be listed in the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bran name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Bran is pronounced similarly to Brain, Bren, Brenn, Brian, Brien, Brion, Bron, Brown, Bruin, Bryan, Bryen, Bryn and Bryon. Other recommended names are Aran, Ban, Baram, Baron, Bern, Biren, Biron, Born, Brad, Brae, Brahm, Brand, Branna, Brant, Bray, Briano, Bruno, Burn, Byram, Byran, Byren, Byrn, Byron, Eran, Fran and Oran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bran.

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