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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.


Brandon has 8 variant forms: Brand, Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Brandyn, Brannon, Branton and Brennan.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brandon name in U.S.

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brandan, Branden, Brandon, Brandyn, Brannon, Brendan, Brennan, Brenton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Branden, Brandon, Brendan, Brennan outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.