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What does Brando mean?

Brando Pronunciation of Brando [bran-do] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Brando is "sword; fiery torch, beacon". Brando is an Italian form of Brand (Old Norse, Old English).

Associated with: sword (warrior), fiery.


4 relations via Brand: Brandell, Brander, Brandt and Brant.

Creative forms:
(male) Branno, Bryndo, ..

(female) Branja, Branta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brando Cristiano (B.C.), ..

How popular is Brando?

Brando is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#50903 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Brando entered the list in 1993 and reached its apex position of #1413 in the U.S. in the year 2005, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Brandt (#1459 from recent data) and Brant (#1818) are the popular related forms of Brando. Other variants, like Brandell, are seldom used. These relations of Brando reached the top of their popularity in 1998 (adoption of 0.02%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.01%, 45.5%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brando, Brandt, Brant in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brando and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Amando, Araldo, Arand, Arlando, Armando, Bardo, Barend, Berend, Bernd, Berndt, Bianco, Blanco, Blandon, Brad, Bradd, Braddon, Bradon, Brady, Braedon, Braedy, Brahvo, Braidy, Bran, Branch, Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Brandon, Brandyn, Branko, Branly, Brann, Branna, Brannon, Brannt (see Brant), Brannton, Branson, Branten, Brantin, Branton, Brantt (see Brant), Bravo, Bravvo (see Bravo), Braydon, Breandan, Brendan, Brendano, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendt, Brendyn, Brennt (see Brent), Brent, Brenton, Brentt, Briano, Briant, Brindly, Bronco, Bronko, Bruno, Bryant, Franco, Franio, Franko, Lando, Nando and Orlando. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brando.

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