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pinWhat does Brandon mean?

Brandon /bran-don/ [2 sylls.] 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.


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

Affiliated boy name: Brenton.

Brandon has 9 more relations via Brendan: Breandan, Bren, Brendano, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendyn, Brennen and Brennon.

Brandon has 1 feminine form: Brandy.

Kreatif forms: Brandongh, Brandonney. [more]

pinHow 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. 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)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of 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 (usage of 0.5151%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2068%, down 59.9%), 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)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brendan, Brenden, Brendon, Brennan, Brennen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brennon, Brenton in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

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.