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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 have become much less widespread since (ADOPTION 2.2%, 51%), with names such as Brian becoming somewhat dated. The trendier baby names in this list are Brooks (#161), Bryson (#93), Briggs (#641), Braxton (#130) and Brysen (#858), while Bridges (TOP 1%) and Brannan (3%) 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 .. Bracen is a moderately popular boys' name.

Brad and variants

Brad1, var. Bradd1
Derivative of Old English. "Broad, wide." Brad (cf. Barad, Bograd) is a popular -rad suffix last name.

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, Bradon, Braeden, Braedon, Braiden, Braydan, Brayden and Braydon are more popular as birth names among these variations.

Bradford and variants

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

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 (TOP 1%) and Bradey (51%) exist regularly as surnames.

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

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.

Bram3, var. Brann, Bran, Bramm
Source fr. Scottish, Irish, Gaelic. "Bramble." Brams, Brad are familiar last names.

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 became more popular in 2018, gaining +306 positions as a baby name to reach #1695. 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." Usage of Brant as a boys' name has fallen off circa the 1970s.

Brandon and variants

Brandon, var. Brennan, Branton, Brannon1, Brandyn, Branden, Brandin, Brandan, Brand2
Root fr. Old English. "Broom, gorse hill." Common, with usage of 0.204% for Brandon and variants as baby names in 2018, though lower than 0.221% 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 [Braydon, Brayden, ..], Bradford [Brad, Bradfurd, ..], Bradley [Bradly, Bradney, ..], Brady [Braidy, Braydie, ..], Abraham [Bram, Brahm], Brainard [Braynard, Brainerd], Abram [Bram], Bram [Bran, Brann, ..], Bramwell [Branwyll, Branwill, ..], Branch, Brand [Brantlie, Brantley, ..], Brandon [Brennan, Branton, ..], Branislav [Branko, Bronislaw], Branley [Branly, Branlie, ..], Brannon [Branna, Brannen], Branson [Bransen, Branston]

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

Brian [Bryon, Bryent, ..], Price [Bryce, Brice], Brice [Bryse, Bryce, ..], 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 [Brodryck, Brodrick, ..]

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

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

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