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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brighton for boys (2014 statistics).