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What does Brandt mean?

Brandt Pronunciation of Brandt [brandt] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the name Brandt means "sword; fiery torch, beacon". Brandt is a German form of Brand (Old Norse, Old English). Brandt is also a variant of Brant (Old English).

Associated with: old english, sword (warrior), fiery.


Brandt has 2 variants: Brannt and Brantt.

3 more relations via Brand, Brant: Brandell, Brander and Brando.

Creative forms:
(male) Bandt, Brindt, ..

(female) Brada, Brade, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brandt Zaire (B.Z.), ..

How popular is Brandt?

Brandt is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#885 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Brandt entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #936 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #1459 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Brando and Brant (#1818 via latest list) are the prominent related forms of Brandt (#1459 via latest list). Other forms, like Brannt, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Brandt was more pronounced 2 decades ago (usage of 0.02%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.01%, 46% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brandt, Brando, Brant in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brandt and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brandt is pronounced similarly to Brendt, Brennt, Brent, Brentt, Briant, Bryant and Bryent. Other recommended names are Arand, Arndt, Barend, Barnet, Baronet, Berend, Bernd, Berndt, Bernet, Bernt, Brad, Bradd, Brady, Braedy, Braidy, Bran, Branch, Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Brandon, Brandyn, Branko, Branly, Brann, Branna, Brannton, Branten, Brantin, Branton, Breandan, Brendan, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendyn, Brindly, Burnet and Grant. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brandt.

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