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What does Brand mean?

Brand Pronunciation of Brand as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Brand) is pronounced brand. It is of Old Norse and Old English origin, and the meaning of Brand is "sword; fiery torch, beacon". From the Old Norse personal name Brandr. Also short form of Brandon. In America, this name may have manly connotations of the rugged range.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, norse, sword (warrior), old


VARIANTS Brandell, Brander, Brando, Brandt, Brant, Brantley, Brantlie

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA BRANDON Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Brandyn, Brannon, Branton


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How popular is Brand?

Brand is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#1751 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Brandan, Branden (#1230 IN 2016), Brandin, Brando, Brandon (#99), Brandt (#1780), Brandyn, Brannon, Brant (#1847) and Brantley (#155) are the prominent alternative forms of Brand (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Brand were favored in the year 1994 (USAGE OF 1.63%) and are now much less widespread (USAGE 0.37%, DOWN 77%), with forms like Brandyn becoming less stylish. Brantley is the most trendy birth name in this list. (2016 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Brando, Brandon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brandt, Brandyn, Brannon, Brant, Brantley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Aland, Arand, Arend, Arland, Armand, Arnd, Bald, Ban, Bane, Bank, Bard, Barend, Berend, Bernd, Blane, Bond, Brad, Bradd, Brady, Brae, Braedy, Brahm, Braidy, Brain, Bram, Bramm, Bran, Branch, Branko, Branly, Brann, Branna, Brannt (see Brant), Brantt (see Brant), Bravo, Bray, Breed, Bren, Brendt, Brenn, Brent, Brian, Briano, Briant, Brod, Bron, Bruno, Bryan, Bryant, Bryland, Bryn, Byran, Chand, Durand, Erland, Farand, Land, Orland, Ormand and Rand. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brand.

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