What does Brantley mean?
Brantley \b-rant-ley, br(an)-tley\ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Brantley) is of Old Norse and Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Brantley is "sword; fiery torch, beacon". Brantley is a variation of Brand (Old Norse, Old English). Brantley is also a variant of Brant (Old English).
Brantley has 1 variant: Brantlie.
Brantley is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1646 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Brantley for boys. Brantley was first listed in 2010 and reached its peak position of #119 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #120. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Brant and Brandt are the popular variation forms of Brantley (#120 a year ago). Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in 2013 (usage of 0.2937%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.2933%, down 0.1%), but with the form Brant becoming less stylish. Brantley (#120) is the most trendy baby name in this list. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Brantley and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)