What does Branton mean?
Branton /bran-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Branton and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Branton (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000 are Brandan, Branden, Brandon (#71 a year ago), Brandyn, Brannon, Braxton (#121), Brennan (#386) and Brenton. Variants like Brandin are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread in 1995 (usage of 0.5003%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.3028%, 39.5% less), with the forms Brandan, Branden, Brandyn and Brenton becoming less fashionable. Brandon (#71), Braxton (#121) and Brennan (#386) are three of the more trendy birth names in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Branton is pronounced similarly to Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brentton and Brentyn. Other recommended similar baby names are Blanton, Brando, Branson▲, Branston, Brant▼, Brantt and Brendon▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Branton.