Meaning and name origin
Brantley \b-rant-ley, br(an)-tley\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Brantley), is of Old Norse and Old English origin, and the meaning of Brantley is "sword; fiery torch, beacon". Brantley is a variant of Brand (Old Norse, Old English): from the Old Norse personal name Brandr. Also a variant of Brant (Old English): probably variant of Brent.
Brantley has 1 variant form: Brantlie.
Brantley is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1341 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brantley for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brantley and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Brantley (#120) and Brant. (2014 statistics).