The meaning of the name “Brandon” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: Brandon is a masculine name derived from the English surname Brandon, which in turn came from two elements of the Old English Language – brōm, meaning ‘broom’, and dūn, meaning ‘hill’, giving it the meaning ‘a hill covered in broom’. Similar names to Brandon are Branden and Brendan, and Brandon can also be spelled as Brandan, Brandyn, or Branton. The feminine name Brandy is assumed to be a feminine form of Brandon, along with Brandie and Brandi. A commonly used diminutive for Brandon is Bran. Newer names such as Landon and Braden are slowly replacing the name Brandon in popularity. Brandon is commonly misspelled as ‘Bradon’, ‘Brannon’, and ‘Bradnon’.
The name Brandon is a relatively new one in terms of American popularity - it only entered the top thousand names in 1950. Brandon had a spike in popularity during the nineties in the USA, where it was in the top ten names for boys from 1992 to 1998. Since then its popularity has declined, falling to 71st in 2014. In the 1980s, the name Brandon saw a brief interlude of popularity as a feminine name, but it has never reached the top 600 names for girls. Brandon is also seeing a decline in popularity in England and Wales, falling from its height at 34th in 1999 to 211th in 2014.
Famous celebrities with the name Brandon include Brandon Flowers (American musician of ‘The Killers’ fame), Brandon T. Jackson (American actor, rapper, writer and stand-up comedian), and Brandon Lee (American actor, son of Bruce Lee).
Brandon is the name of the second-largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and is the name of several towns throughout the U.S. and U.K.
There are a number of urban legends surrounding the sudden death of actor Brandon Lee, including that he was murdered by the Chinese Mafia, that he was murdered by organised crime units with ties to Hong Kong, and that the scene of his accidental death, while filming the fantasy movie The Crow, was used in the final footage – none of these are true.
Pronunciation: (BRAN dun) Form of: Itself (Brandon)
Considering Brandon as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Brandon for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Brandon is a boy name.
The name Brandon is of English origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Gaelic speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Brandon we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Brandon Name Meaning
The meaning of Brandon has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Brandon are:
American meaning: Beacon hill
English meaning: A raven
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Brandon and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Brandon and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Brandon is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Brandon Categories
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Popularity of the Name Brandon
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Brandon displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Brandon Boy Name Popularity Chart
Brandon Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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