What does Braxton mean?
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: Brexton.Kreatif forms:
(male) Beaton, Blagton, ..
(female) Braxia, Braxthea, ..
How popular is Braxton?
Braxton is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#2938 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Braxton for boys. Braxton reached its highest rank of #121 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Braxton and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Braxton (#121 last year) are Brant (#1780 last year), Brock (#417) and Paxton (#260). Other variants, like Paxten, are seldom used. These forms of Braxton were favored by parents less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.3%) and have remained as popular to this day (adoption 0.3%, ▼0.1%). Brock has been the most prominent, although Paxton seems to be getting popular too.
Recommended names are Barton, Blanton, Braddon, Bradon, Braedon▼, Brandon▼, Brannon, Branson▲, Branston, Braydon, Braylon, Brenton, Breton, Bretton, Brighton, Bristol, Bristow, Briton, Britton, Brockton, Brocton, Buxton, Claxton, Crayton, Daxton▲, Grayton and Saxton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Braxton.