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What does Brant mean?

Brant \b-ra-nt\ 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.


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

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Braxton.

Brant has 14 more different forms via Brand, Brent: Brandell, Brander, Brando, Brantlie, Brendt, Brennt, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brentley, Brently, Brenton, Brentt and Brentyn.


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)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Brant for boys. Brant was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #559 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Brantley (#120 last year), Braxton (#121), Brentley (#635), Brent (#841), Brenton and Brandt are the prominent alternative forms of Brant rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names reached its highest in the year 2013 (usage of 0.3321%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.3261%, down 1.8%), but with the versions Brent, Brenton and Brant becoming less stylish. Brantley (#120), Brentley (#635) and Braxton (#121) are three of the more fashionable birth names among these. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Brant and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brandt, Brant, Brantley, Braxton, Brent, Brentley, 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 similar baby names are Bernt, Bran, Brann, Branten, Brantin, Branton and Grant. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brant.