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What does Brantley mean?

Brantley Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: old english, sword (warrior), fiery.


Brantley has 1 variant: Brantlie.

2 more different relations via Brand, Brant: Brander and Brantt.

Creative forms:


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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brantley name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brantley, Brant in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brantley and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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