What does Brandon mean?
Brandon [bran-don] 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.
Affiliated boy name: Brenton.
1 feminine form: Brandy.Creative forms:
(male) Baindon, Burndon, ..
(female) Branen, .. Middle name pairings:
Brandon Dennis (B.D.), ..
How popular is Brandon?
Brandon is a very prominent first name for men (#68 out of 1220, Top 5%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1260 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Brandon was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #6 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #82 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Brandon (#82 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000 are Brandan, Branden (#1064 in 2015), Brandin, Brandyn, Brannon, Brendan (#388), Brenden (#898), Brendon (#1114), Brendyn, Brennan (#446), Brennen (#1266), Brennon and Brenton (#1120). Usage of these forms of Brandon reached its most widespread in the year 1994 (adoption of 1.9%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.4%, down 79.3%), with forms such as Brendon becoming less stylish.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Bardon, Blandon, Blanton, Bradan, Bradden, Braddon, Braden▼, Bradin, Bradon, Braeden▼, Braedon▼, Braiden, Braidin, Brandell, Brander, Brando, Brandt, Branko, Brann, Brannen, Brannt (see Brant), Brannton, Bransen, Branson▲, Branston, Brant, Branten, Brantin, Brantt (see Brant), Braxton▲, Braydan, Brayden▲, Braydon, Braylon, Brendt, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brentton, Brentyn, Brindly, Bronson▲, Brunon, Graydon, Landon▲, Randon and Shandon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brandon.See names in meaning and etymology.