Meaning and name origin
Braxton \b-rax-ton\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Braxton is "Brock's town". Transferred use of the surname and place name. Brock is an informal word for "badger". Use as a given name has probably been influenced by Brant and Branton, and similar-sounding names as Caxton and Paxton.
Braxton has 1 variant form: Brexton.
Braxton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2032 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Braxton for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Braxton and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Braxton (#121), Paxton (#260), Brock (#417) and Brant. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Brocton. Like Braxton, this name is not commonly used.