Meaning and Name Origin
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): from the Old Norse personal name Brandr. Brantley is also a variant of Brant (Old English): probably variant of Brent.
Brantley▲ has 1 variant: Brantlie.
Brantley is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1341 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Brantley and related names. Popular variation forms of Brantley (#120 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Brant and Brandt. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in the year 2013 and has remained as widespread to this day, but with the form Brant becoming less stylish. Brantley (#120) is the most trendy baby name in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)