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Brighton 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 also pronounced similarly to Briton, Britton and Broughton.
Popularity of Brighton
Brighton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#17425 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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