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Meaning and name origin

Brant \b-ra-nt\ as a boy's 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.


Brant has 4 variant forms: Brandt, Brannt, Brantley and Brantt.

For more information, see also the related boy name Braxton.


Brant is a somewhat popular first name for males (#914 out of 1220, Top 75%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#4234 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brant for boys. Brant reached its highest rank of #559 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brant and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Brantley (#120), Braxton (#121), Brent (#841), Brandt and Brant. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brandt, Brant, Brantley, Braxton, Brent in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Brant is also pronounced similarly to Brendt, Brennt, Brentt, Briant, Bryant and Bryent. Other suggested similar baby names are Bernt, Bran, Brando, Brann, Branten, Brantin, Branton and Grant. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brant.