What does Braxton mean?
Braxton /brax-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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.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%, ▼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.