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What does Brandon mean?

Brandon Pronunciation of Brandon as a boys' name is pronounced BRAN-den. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Brandon is "broom, gorse hill". Refers to the plant. Transferred use of the surname and place name. In some cases, a variant of the less popular Brendan. TV executive Brandon Tartikoff.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, broom (flower), hill (mountain), plant (tree), surname, popular (famous)


VARIANTS Brand, Brandan, Branden, Brandin, Brandyn, Brannon, Branton, Brennan

SEE ALSO Brenton

RELATIONS VIA BRENDAN Breandan, Brendano, Brenden, Brendin, Brendon, Brendyn, Brennen, Brennon




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How popular is Brandon?

Brandon is a very prominent first name for men (#68 out of 1220, Top 5%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1260 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Brandon was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #6 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #124 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Brandon (#124 IN 2018) listed in the Top 2000 are Brandan, Branden (#1509), Brandin, Brandyn, Brannon, Brendan (#564), Brenden (#1136), Brendon (#1311), Brendyn, Brennan (#662), Brennen, Brennon and Brenton (#1208). Usage of these forms of Brandon reached its most widespread in the year 1994 (ADOPTION OF 1.9%) and has become much reduced since (ADOPTION 0.3%, DOWN 86.5%), with forms such as Brandyn becoming less stylish.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brannon, Brendan, Brenden, Brendon, Brendyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brennan, Brennen, Brennon, Brenton in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Bardon, Blandon, Blanton, Bradan, Bradden, Braddon, Braden, Bradin, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Braiden, Braidin, Brandell, Brander, Brando, Brandt, Branko, Brann, Brannen, Brannt (see Brant), Brannton, Bransen, Branson, Branston, Brant, Branten, Brantin, Brantt (see Brant), Braxton, Braydan, Brayden, Braydon, Braylon, Brendt, Brentan, Brenten, Brentin, Brentton, Brentyn, Brindly, Bronson, Brunon, Graydon, Landon, Randon and Shandon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Brandon.

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