What does Brighton mean?
Brighton [brighton] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Brighton is "bridge settlement". Transferred use of the surname. Parents may use the name to indicate the hope of a child having bright personality and intellect.
(male) Borghton, Brahton, ..
(female) Brigan, Brigen, .. Middle name pairings:
Brighton Jaycob (B.J.), ..
How popular is Brighton?
Brighton is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#19007 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Brighton entered the list in 1999 and reached its highest rank of #1160 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #1228 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Brighton is alike in pronunciation to Breton, Bretton, Briton, Brittan, Britton and Broughton. Other recommended names are Brannton, Branston, Branton, Braxton▲, Brenton, Brentton, Brexton, Brigham, Brion, Bristol, Bristow, Brockten, Brocktin, Brockton, Brocton, Creighton, Crichton, Criston, Houghton, Laughton, Leighton▲, Loughton, Triston▼, Triton, Wright and Wriston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brighton.See names in meaning and etymology.