Meaning and name origin
Galbraith \g(a)-lbrai-th, gal(b)-raith\ as a boy's name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Galbraith is "foreign Briton". Surname from "gall" meaning "stranger" and "Breathnach" meaning "Briton". In Ireland, the name is commonly used to describe a Scot. Economist John Kenneth Galbraith.
Galbraith is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4026 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Galbraith for boys (2014 statistics).