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What does Brandon mean?

Brandon Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, broom (flower), hill (mountain), plant (tree), surname, popular (famous).


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

Affiliated boy name: Brenton.

8 more relations via Brendan: Breandan, Brendano, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendyn, Brennen and Brennon.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brandon name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brandon, Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Brandyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brannon, Brendan, Brenden, Brendon, Brendyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brennan, Brennen, Brennon, Brenton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested 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.

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