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) with the suffix -tley. Brantley is also a variant of Brant (Old English).
Brantley▲ has 1 variant: Brantlie.more]
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. 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 2 years ago). Other forms, like Brantlie, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Brantley was at its highest in 2013 (usage of 0.2937%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.2933%, 0.1% less). Brantley has been the most popular, and Brant used to be popular. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Brantley and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)