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Meaning and name origin

Bran \b-ran\ as a boy's name is of Scottish, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Bran is "bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven". Bran is a variant of Bram (Scottish, Irish, Gaelic): in Hebrew, short form of Abram and Abraham.

Bran has 1 variant form: Brann.


Bran is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25770 out of 88799, Top 29%) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bran name in U.S.

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Similar Names

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