Brandon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Brandon
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).
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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.
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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
Bran flakes, Brandy, Brando, Buddha, Randy, Rand, Bran
- Meanings and history of the name Brandon: | Edit
Brandon in the Irish language means....
* Little Raven
- 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- a young man famous from the popular app, Vine.
Brandon Pettigrew, American football tight end for the Detroit Lions
Brandon "The Beast" Marshall, American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins
Brandon Stanton - Photographer of Humans of New York
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Brandon Walsh, Played by Jason Priestley on Beverly Hills 90210
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.
Colonel Brandon from Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
Brandon "the Wonder Dog," Punky Brewster's dog on the eponymous '80s children's sitcom
Teena Brandon, Played by Hilary Swank on Boys Don't Cry