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Meaning and name origin

Brighton \bri(gh)-ton\ as a boy's 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.


Brighton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#17425 out of 88799, Top 20%) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brighton name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Brighton is also pronounced similarly to Briton, Britton and Broughton. Like Brighton, these names are not commonly used.