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What does Branton mean?

Branton Pronunciation of Branton [bran-ton] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Branton is "broom, gorse settlement". Transferred use of the surname and place name. May also be a variant of Brandon.

Associated with: old english, broom (flower), surname.


Branton has 3 variants: Brannton, Branten and Brantin.

Affiliated boy names: Braxton and Brenton.

7 more related forms via Brandon: Brand, Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Brandyn, Brannon and Brennan.

Creative forms:
(male) Bernton, Burnton, ..

(female) Branan, Brante, ..

Middle name pairings:
Branton Demari (B.D.), ..

How popular is Branton?

Branton is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#10674 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Branton (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Brandan, Branden (#1064 via latest list), Brandin, Brandon (#82), Brandyn, Brannon, Braxton (#122), Brennan (#446) and Brenton (#1120). Adoption of these relations of Branton was more pronounced in 1994 (average #574) and is now significantly lower (#1203, 70.8% less usage), with forms like Brandan becoming less fashionable. Brandon has been the most prominent, although Braxton seems to be becoming a favorite too. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Brandon, Brandyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brannon, Braxton, Brennan, Brenton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brandon, Braxton outside U.S.

Similar Names

Branton is pronounced similarly to Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brentton, Brenttyn and Brentyn. Other recommended names are Barton, Benton, Blandon, Blanton, Boynton, Braddon, Bradon, Braedon, Brander, Brando, Brandt, Branko, Brann, Brannen, Brannt (see Brant), Bransen, Branson, Branston, Brant, Brantley, Brantlie (see Brand), Brantt (see Brant), Braydon, Braylon, Breandan, Brendan, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendyn, Brennon, Brent, Brently, Brentt, Breton, Bretton, Brexton, Briant, Briton, Britton, Brocton, Bronson, Brunon, Bryant, Cranston, Crayton, D'anton, Danton, Grayton, Manton, Stanton, Swanton, Tanton and Trenton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Branton.

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