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What does Brandan mean?

Brandan Pronunciation of Brandan [bran-dan] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the name Brandan means "broom, gorse hill". Brandan is an alternate form of Brandon (Old English): refers to the plant.

Associated with: old english, broom (flower), hill (mountain).


Brandan has 3 variants: Branden, Brandin and Brandyn.

4 more relations via Brandon: Brand, Brannon, Branton and Brennan.

Creative forms:
(male) Blandan, Brannan, ..

(female) Branan, Branwyn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brandan Ryder (B.R.), ..

How popular is Brandan?

Brandan is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#107565 out of 150436, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Brandan entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #636 in the U.S. in the year 1993, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Brandan ranked in the Top 2000 are Brandon (#82 via latest list), Brennan (#446), Branden (#1064), Brannon, Brandin and Brandyn. Usage of these forms of Brandan reached its highest in the year 1994 (usage of 1.7%) and has become much less since (usage 0.3%, 81.1%).

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brannon, Brennan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Brandan is pronounced similarly to Breandan, Brendan, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon and Brendyn. Other suggested similar names are Beaudan, Blandon, Bradan, Bradden, Braddon, Braden, Bradin, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Braiden, Braidin, Brandell, Brander, Brando, Brandt, Brann, Branna, Brannen, Brannt (see Brant), Brannton, Bransen, Branson, Brant, Branten, Brantin, Brantt (see Brant), Braydan, Brayden, Braydon, Brenan, Brendano, Brendt, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brenton, Brentyn, Brindly, Chandan, Crandal, Landan and Mandan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brandan.

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