Meaning and name origin
Brandon \b-ran-don, br(a)-ndon\ as a boy's name is pronounced BRAN-den. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Brandon is "broom, gorse hill". Refers to the plant. Transferred use of the surname and place name. In some cases, a variant of the less popular Brendan. TV executive Brandon Tartikoff.
For more information, see also the related boy name Brenton.
There is 1 feminine form of Brandon: Brandy.
Brandon is a very popular first name for males (#68 out of 1220, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1127 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brandon for boys. Brandon reached its highest rank of #6 in the U.S. in 1994 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brandon and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Brandon (#71), Brendan (#351), Brennan (#386), Brenton, Brandyn, Branden, Brandan and Brannon. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Brandon▲ is also pronounced similarly to Breandan, Brenden▼, Brendin, Brendon▼ and Brendyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Blandon, Braddon, Bradon, Braedon▼, Brander, Brando, Brandt, Brannton, Branson▲, Branten, Brantin and Braydon▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brandon.