Brandon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Brandon

Brandon

Pronunciation: BRAN-dən (key)

Origin of the name Brandon:

Variant form of Branton, a surname that originated from English place-names composed of the Old English elements brom (broom, brushwood) and dun (hill): hence, "dweller near the brushwood hill." Alternatively, Brandon is a variant form of Brendan, an Anglicized form of the Irish Breandán (prince).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Brandan, Branden, Brandyn, Branton

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Comments and insights on the name Brandon: | Edit

I know a little Brandon who is very smart, personable and athletic. So I certainly have a good association with the name.

Personal experiences with the name Brandon: | Edit

My son Brandon was born in 1995. there were 4 Brandons in his kindergarten class..we have an unusual last name and wanted him to have a "normal" first name. His middle name is "Lee" after my husbands best friend, but i have learned this is a common pairing. He is a smart and outgoing kid and actually loves his name, as much as I wanted a Logan or Angus (yes we considered both) im pleased with my choice and he is a "Brandon" ie popular and intelligent

Nicknames for Brandon: | Edit

Brandy, Brando, Randy, Rand, Bran, Don, Donny, Branny, Banny

Meanings and history of the name Brandon: | Edit

Brandon in the Irish language means....

* Little Raven
* Prince
* Brave

Famous real-life people named Brandon: | Edit

Brandon Lee, Chinese-American actor. Son of Bruce Lee.
Brandon Cruz, child actor and punk rocker, who starred in the 1970s series "The Courtship of Eddie's Father".
Brandon "Bam" Margera, pro skater and TV personality.
Brandon Boyd, lead singer of band Incubus.
Brandon Flowers, lead singer of band The Killers.
Brandon Calvillo, famous from the popular app, Vine.
Brandon Pettigrew, American football tight end for the Detroit Lions.
Brandon Teena, transgender 21-year-old whose murder was the basis for the movie "Boys Don't Cry" and led to increased lobbying for hate crime laws in the United States.
Brandon "The Beast" Marshall, American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins.
Brandon Stanton, photographer of Humans of New York

Brandon in song, story & screen: | Edit

Captain Brandon Birmingham, hero of Kathleen Woodiwiss' seminal romance novel "The Flame and the Flower" (1972). The book was a best-seller and a strong influence on the rise in popularity of the name Brandon in the 1970s and 1980s.
Brandon Walsh, lead character played by Jason Priestley on the TV series "Beverly Hills 90210".
Colonel Brandon from Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility".
Brandon "the Wonder Dog," Punky Brewster's dog on the eponymous '80s children's sitcom.
Brandon Teena/Teena Brandon, transgender character played by Hilary Swank on Boys Don't Cry.
Brandon (Bran) Stark - A character who is smart, has visions and is a Warg on Game of Thrones.
Brandon named male doll, Groovy Girls

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