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Boy Names Starting with Br-

Br- baby names and what they mean, with 86 results. Br- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names reached the height of their popularity 4 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 4.5%) and are somewhat less widespread today (ADOPTION 2.7%, 40%), with names such as Bryant becoming somewhat dated. The trendier baby names in this list are Brantley (#121), Braxton (#122), Brooks (#232), Brentley (#642) and Briggs (#745), while Braaten (TOP 7%) and Brunson (1%) are conventional Br- surnames. Here is the list of Br- names for girls.

Br- names

Bracken - Branson | Brant - Brewster | Brian - Broderick | Broderick - Bryant | Bryce - Bryson

Bracken - Branson

Plant name .. Bracken (TOP 3%), comparable to Barken (TOP 85%), Baken (37%), is a common -ken suffix surname. Gender-neutral name.

Brad and variants

Brad1, var. Bradd1
Derivative of Old English. "Broad, wide." Used widely as boys' names, Brad and Bradd are similar to the common Brody.

Derivative of Old English language. "Wide stream." Not that common as a birth name, Bradburn occurs more commonly as a last name.

Based on Old English language. "Broad-spreading oak." Braddock, like the similar Craddock, occurs more often as a last name.

Braden and variants

Braden, var. Braydon, Brayden, Braydan, Braidin, Braedon, Braiden, Braeden, Bradon, Bradin, Bradden, Braddon, Bradan
Based on Irish, Gaelic element. "Descendant of Bradán." Braden (UPPER 2%), Brayden (62%), Bradin (75%), Bradon (76%) and Braddon (98%) exist often as surnames.

Bradford and variants

Bradford, var. Brad2, Bradfurd, Braddford
Root fr. Old English language. "Broad ford." Brad and Bradford are more prevalent as birth names among these variant forms.

Bradley and variants

Bradley, var. Bradney, Bradly, Bradlie, Bradleigh, Bradlea, Bradlee, Bradd2, Brad3
Source fr. Old English element. "Broad meadow." Adoption of Bradly and forms was at a high during 1970-1979 and is now diminished, with Brad becoming less trendy.

Brady and variants

Brady, var. Braydie, Braidy, Braidie, Braedy, Bradey, Bradie
Derivative of Irish, Gaelic word. "Descendant of Brádach." Brady was among 2015's Top names.

Bram1, Brahm
Forms of Abraham. Origin fr. Hebrew element. "Father of a multitude (of nations)." Brahm and Bram are not in the Top 2000.

Brainard, var. Braynard, Brainerd
From Old English element. "Courageous raven." Unique. Brainard, Braynard, similar to Brevard, Bearnard, have the favored -ard ending.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Br- names: Brad, Bradd, Braden, Bradford, Bradlee

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Br- names: Bradley, Bradly, Bradon, Brady, Braeden

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Br- names: Braedon, Braiden, Branch, Brandan, Branden

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Br- names: Brandin, Brando, Brandon, Brandt, Brandyn

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Br- names: Brannon, Branson, Brant, Brantley, Braydan

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Br- names: Brayden, Braydon, Brennan, Bronislaw

Bram2, var. Brann, Bran, Bramm
Source fr. Scottish, Irish, Gaelic. "Bramble." Brax is a slightly favored kid's name.

Form of Abram. Derivative of Hebrew. "High father." Not that popular as a birth name, Bram exists more commonly as a last name. See also Bron.

Bramwell, var. Branwyll, Branwill, Branwell, Bramwyll, Brammell, Bramwel
Based on Old English. "Broom well; raven well." Bramwell (TOP 12%) and Brammell (47%) appear commonly as last names.


Derived fr. Latin. "Paw; extension." Branch is rare as a first name, appearing commonly (UPPER 1%) as a last name. See also Branko.

Brand and variants

Brand1, var. Brantlie, Brantley, Brant, Brandt, Brander, Brando, Brandell
Origin fr. Old Norse, Old English words. "Sword; fiery torch, beacon." Brandt, Brant and Brantley are Top 2000 baby names.

Brandon and variants

Brandon, var. Brennan, Branton, Brannon1, Brandyn, Branden, Brandin, Brandan, Brand2
Root fr. Old English. "Broom, gorse hill." Common, with usage of 0.313% for Brandon and variants as baby names in 2015, though lower than 0.358% the previous year.

Branislav and variants

Branislav, var. Bronislaw, Branko
Stems fr. Slavic element. "Glorious defender." Bronislaw is familiar as a baby name compared to Branislav, Branko.

Branley, var. Branly, Branlie, Branlee, Branlea
Source fr. Old English word. "Raven meadow." Not in Top 2000.

Brannon and variants

Brannon2, var. Brannen, Branna
Derivative of Irish, Gaelic word. .. An elaboration of "bran", meaning "raven". Less widespread today. Brannon was the version last listed (2007) in the Top 2000.

Branson and variants

Branson, var. Branston, Bransen
Based on English word. "Son of Brand." Used frequently as baby names, Branson, Branston, etc. are pronounced like the familiar Bronson.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Br- names for boys.

1. Bracken - Branson
Bracken, Brad [Bradd], Bradburn, Braddock, Braden [Brayden, Braydon, ..], Bradford [Brad, Bradfurd, ..], Bradley [Bradly, Bradney, ..], Brady [Braidy, Braydie, ..], Abraham [Bram, Brahm], Brainard [Brainerd, Braynard], Bram [Bran, Brann, ..], Abram [Bram], Bramwell [Branwill, Branwyll, ..], Branch, Brand [Brantley, Brantlie, ..], Brandon [Branton, Brennan, ..], Branislav [Branko, Bronislaw], Branley [Branly, Branlie, ..], Brannon [Branna, Brannen], Branson [Bransen, Branston]

Brant [Brantt, Brantley, ..], Branton [Branten, Brantin, ..], Braulio [Bravlio, Bravilio], Bravo [Brahvo, Bravvo], Brawley [Brawly, Brawlie, ..], Braxton [Brexton], Bray [Brae], Braylen [Braylin, Braylon], Brazier [Brazer, Braizer, ..], Brazil [Brasil], Breck, Breckinridge [Brackenridge], Breed [Breedlove], Brendan [Brennen, Brennon, ..], Brennan [Brenyn, Brennon, ..], Brent [Brentt, Brentyn, ..], Brenton [Brentton, Brenttyn, ..], Brett [Britte, Britton, ..], Brevard, Brewster [Bruce, Brewer]

Brian [Bryon, Bryent, ..], Price [Brice, Bryce], Brice [Bryce, Bryse, ..], Brick [Brik, Brickman, ..], Brickell [Brickel], Bridgely [Bridgeley], Bridger [Bridge], Briggs, Brigham [Briggs, Briggham, ..], Brighton, Briley [Bryly, Bryley, ..], Brinley [Brynly, Brynlee, ..], Bristol [Bristow], Britannicus, Britton [Briton, Bretton], Brock [Brok, Brocke, ..], Brockhoist, Brockley [Brockly, Brocklie, ..], Brockton [Brocton, Brocktin, ..], Roderick [Brodrick, Brodryck, ..]

Broderick [Brodric, Brodrick, ..], Brody [Brodie, Brosedy, ..], Brogan [Broggan], Bromley [Broomlie, Bromleigh, ..], Bromwell [Bromwyl], Bronco [Bronko], Bronson [Bronsonn, Bronsson, ..], Holbrook [Brook], Westbrook [Brook, Brooke], Brooks [Brookes, Brookie, ..], Ambrose [Brose], Broughton, Brown, Bruce [Brucey, Brucie], Burnell [Brunel, Brunell], Bruno [Bruino, Brunon, ..], Brunswick, Brutus [Bruto], Bryan [Bryen, Bryon], Bryant [Briant]

Bryce [Brice], Bryland, Brylee, Bryn, Brynmor, Bryson [Brysen, Brysin, ..]

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