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What does Braxton mean?

Braxton Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, surname.


Braxton has 1 variant: Brexton.

7 more relations via Brant, Branton, Brock, Paxton: Brannton, Branten, Brantin, Brantt, Paxon, Paxten and Paxtun.

Creative forms:
(male) Beaton, Blagton, ..


Middle name pairings:
Braxton Lenox (B.L.), ..

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)

Braxton reached its highest rank of #121 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #122 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Braxton, Brant, Brock, Paxton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Braxton, Brock outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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