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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.

Associated with: old english, surname, bright, intellect.


Kreatif forms:
(male) Borghton, Brahton, ..

(female) Brigan, Brigen, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name statistics of Brighton for boys. Brighton entered the list in 1999 and reached its highest rank of #1160 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #1196 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brighton name in U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.