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What does Branden mean?

Branden Pronunciation of Branden [bran-den] as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the name Branden means "broom, gorse hill". Branden is a variant form of Brandon (Old English): refers to the plant.

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


Branden has 3 variants: Brandan, Brandin and Brandyn.

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

Creative forms:
(male) Barnden, Brantan, ..

(female) Branan, Branen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Branden Keon (B.K.), ..

How popular is Branden?

Branden is a somewhat popular first name for males (#751 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#49471 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Branden was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #252 in the U.S. in 1992, and is currently at #1064. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Branden (#1064 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Brandan, Brandin, Brandon (#82 last year), Brandyn, Brannon and Brennan (#446). Usage of these forms of Branden was well-received 21 years ago (adoption of 1.65%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.31%, down 81%), with versions like Brandyn becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Branden, Brandan, 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

Branden is pronounced similarly to Breandan, Brendan, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon and Brendyn. Other suggested similar names are Barden, Blagden, Blandon, Bracken, Bradan, Bradden, Braddon, Braden, Bradey, Bradin, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Braiden, Braidin, Brandell, Brander, Brando, Brandt, Branlea (see Branley), Branlee, Branley, Brann, Brannen, Brannt (see Brant), Brannton, Bransen, Branson, Brant, Branten, Brantin, Brantley, Brantt (see Brant), Braydan, Brayden, Braydon, Braylen, Brendano, Brendt, Brennen, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brenton, Brentyn, Brindley, Brindly, Broden, Bronsen, Franzen and Landen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Branden.

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