Meaning and Name Origin
Brandon \b-ran-don, br(a)-ndon\ as a boys' 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 on this name, see also the related boy name Brenton.
Brandon has 1 feminine form: Brandy.
Brandon is a very prominent first name for men (#68 out of 1220, Top 5%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1127 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Brandon for boys. Brandon was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #6 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #71 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brandon and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Brandon (#71 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Brandan, Branden, Brandyn, Brannon, Brendan (#351 in 2014), Brenden (#711), Brendon, Brennan (#386), Brennen, Brennon and Brenton. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in the year 1998 and has become much lower since, with forms such as Branden, Brenden, Brendon, Brennen and Brenton becoming somewhat outmoded. Brandon (#71), Brendan (#351) and Brennan (#386) are three of the more contemporarily stylish boy names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)