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What does Branden mean?

Branden Pronunciation of Branden as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the name Branden means "broom, gorse hill". Branden is a variant form of Brandon (Old English): refers to the plant.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, broom (flower), hill (mountain)


VARIANTS Brandyn, Brandin, Brandan

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA BRANDON Brand, Brannon, Branton, Brennan



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How popular is Branden?

Branden is a somewhat popular first name for males (#751 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#49471 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Branden was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #252 in the U.S. in 1992, and is currently at #1509. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Branden (#1509 LAST YEAR) ranked in the Top 2000 are Brandan, Brandin, Brandon (#124), Brandyn, Brannon and Brennan (#662). Usage of these forms of Branden was well-received 24 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.65%) and is now much diminished (ADOPTION 0.2%, DOWN 88%), with versions like Brandon becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Branden, Brandan, Brandin, Brandon, Brandyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brannon, Brennan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Branden is pronounced similarly to Breandan, Brendan, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon and Brendyn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Barden, Blagden, Blandon, Bracken, Bradan, Bradden, Braddon, Braden, Bradey, Bradin, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Braiden, Braidin, Brandell, Brander, Brando, Brandt, Branlea (see Branley), Branlee, Branley, Brann, Brannen, Brannt (see Brant), Brannton, Bransen, Branson, Brant, Branten, Brantin, Brantley, Brantt (see Brant), Braydan, Brayden, Braydon, Braylen, Brendano, Brendt, Brennen, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brenton, Brentyn, Brindley, Brindly, Broden, Bronsen, Franzen and Landen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Branden.

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