What does Braxton mean?
Braxton [brax-ton] as a boys' 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: Brexton.Creative forms:
(male) Beaton, Blagton, ..
(female) Braxia, Braxthea, .. Middle name pairings:
Braxton Mathew (B.M.), ..
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, and is at #122 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the ranking of the boy name Braxton and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Braxton (#122 last year) are Brant (#1818 last year), Brock (#449) and Paxton (#230). Other variants, like Paxten, are seldom used. These forms of Braxton were favored by parents today (adoption of 0.3%). Brock has been the most prominent, although Paxton seems to be getting popular too.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.