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.more]
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 entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #121 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 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, Brock (#417 last year) and Paxton (#260). Other variants, like Paxten, are seldom used. These forms of Braxton were favored by parents in the year 2012 (adoption of 0.57%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.55%, ▼4.1%). Brock has been the most prominent, although Paxton seems to be getting popular too, while Brant has lost favor. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Recommended similar baby names are Barton, Blanton, Braddon, Bradon, Braedon, Brandon, Brannon, Branson, Branston, Braydon, Braylon, Brenton, Breton, Bretton, Brighton, Bristol, Bristow, Briton, Britton, Brockten, Brocktin, Brockton, Brocton, Broughton, Buxton, Claxton, Crayton, Daxton, Grayton and Saxton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Braxton.