What does Brantley mean?
Brantley [brant-ley] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Brantley) is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Brantley is "sword; fiery torch, beacon". Brantley is an alternate spelling of Brand (Old Norse, Old English). Brantley is also a variant of Brant (Old English).
Brantley▲ has 1 variant: Brantlie.
Brantley has 2 more different relations via Brand, Brant: Brander and Brantt.Creative forms:
(male) Abrantley, Brantwen, ..
(female) Brantbren, Brantlen, .. Middle name pairings:
Brantley Leo (B.L.), ..
How popular is Brantley?
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. Demographics)
Brantley was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #119 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #121. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Brant (#1818 via latest list) is the only other popular variation form of Brantley (#121 via latest list). Other forms, like Brantlie, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Brantley was at its highest in 2014 (usage of 0.2%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.2%, 1.1% less). Brantley is the most trendy baby name in this list.
Brantley▲ is alike in pronunciation to Brentley▲ and Brently. Other recommended names are Bailey▼, Baley, Barcley, Barkley, Bartle, Bartlet, Bentlea, Bentlee▲, Bentley▲, Bently▼, Blakeley, Blaney, Bradey, Bradlea, Bradlee, Bradley▼, Bradly▼, Bradney, Brandan▼, Branden▼, Brandin, Brando, Brandon▼, Brandt, Brandyn▼, Branlea (see Branley), Branlee, Branley, Branlie, Branly, Brannen, Brannt (see Brant), Bransen, Branten, Branton, Brawlea (see Brawley), Brawley, Brawly, Braylen▲, Brenden▼, Brenley (see Brinley), Brent▼, Brenten, Brentin, Brenton, Brentt, Brentton, Brenttyn, Brentyn, Briant, Brindley, Brindly, Brinlee, Brinley, Brinly, Brockley, Bryant▼, Chantrey, Cranlee (see Cranley), Cranly (see Cranley), Grantley, Grantly, Handley, Hanley, Hartley, Huntley, Langley, Manley, Prestley, Ransley, Shanley, Shannley and Stanley▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brantley.See names in meaning and etymology.