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 Brandt, Brant, Brantley (#120 last year), Brock (#417) and Paxton (#260). Variants like Paxon are seldom used. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2012 (usage of 0.5232%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.5137%, down 1.8%), but with the form Brant becoming less in vogue. Brantley (#120), Braxton (#121), Brock (#417) and Paxton (#260) are four of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Brocton. Like Braxton, this name is not commonly used.