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What does Branwell mean?

Branwell Pronunciation of Branwell [bran-well] as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Branwell is "broom well; raven well". Branwell is a variant form of Bramwell (Old English): place name.

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


Branwell has 2 variants: Branwill and Branwyll.

3 more alternative forms via Bramwell: Brammell, Bramwel and Bramwyll.

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Middle name pairings:
Branwell Henry (B.H.), ..

How popular is Branwell?

Branwell is an unusual given name for men. Branwell is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Branwell has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Branwell is pronounced similarly to Brunel and Brunell. Other suggested similar names are Anwell, Arnell, Arondell, Arundell (see Arundel), Bernelle (see Burnell), Blackwell, Blondell, Boswell, Brandell, Branden, Brander, Branlea (see Branley), Branlee, Branley, Branlie, Branly, Brannen, Bransen, Branten, Brawly, Brenley (see Brinley), Brickell, Brinlee, Brinley, Brinly, Bromwell, Bromwyl (see Bromwell), Brynlee, Brynly, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnell, Caswell, Crandall, Crandell, Creswell, Cromwell, Crowell, Danell, Franzel, Granvill (see Granville), Harwell, Mandell, Mansell, Maxwell, Rancell, Randell, Ranell and Samwell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Branwell.

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