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What does Brant mean?

Brant /brant/ as a boys' name is pronounced brant. It is of Old English origin. Probably variant of Brent. The English surname Brant is an uncommon variant of Brand. Brant County and Brantford in southern Ontario are named for Joseph Brant, a Mohawk and renowned strategist who fought on the British side during the American Revolution. He was also a devout scholar who translated Christian religious works into his native tongue. Media executive Peter Brant.

Associated with: old english, surname, renowned (famous), british (england), scholar (philosopher)


Brant has 4 variants: Brandt, Brannt, Brantley and Brantt.

Related boy name: Braxton.

Brant has 12 more different relations via Brand, Brent: Brander, Brando, Brantlie, Brendt, Brennt, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brently, Brenton, Brentt and Brentyn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Boant, Braant, ..

(female) Brabe, Brantra, ..

How popular is Brant?

Brant is a somewhat popular first name for men (#914 out of 1220, Top 75%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#3180 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Brant for boys. Brant was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #573 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is presently at #1780. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Brantley (#120 from recent data), Braxton (#121), Brent (#841), Brenton (#1018), Brandt (#1344), Brently (#1393) and Brando are the prominent alternative forms of Brant (#1780 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Brenten, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Brant is at its highest today (average #1077), except for the version Brent which have become somewhat outmoded. Brent has been the most prevalent, although Braxton appears to be getting popular too.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brent, Brently, Brenton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Brant is pronounced similarly to Briant, Bryant and Bryent. Other recommended names are Ban, Bane, Bank, Bart, Bat, Bennt, Bent, Bernt, Blane, Brad, Bradd, Brady, Brae, Brahm, Brain, Bram, Bramm, Bran, Branch, Branko, Branly, Brann, Branna, Branten, Brantin, Branton, Bravo, Bray, Bren, Brenn, Bret, Brett, Brian, Briano, Brit, Britt, Bron, Bruno, Bryan, Bryn, Byran, Durant, Gerant, Grant, Jerant, Lorant and Trent. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brant.