Brandon Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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I know a little Brandon who is very smart, personable and athletic. So I certainly have a good association with the name.
From reading all the other stories on this page, I guess Brandons are just naturally cool, intelligent, and funny. I knew a Brandon and he fit all of those exactly.
All the boys I know named Brandon were born to unwed mothers.
Most mothers are unwed today - that's the new American way of life
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A guy I know told me that someone he works with had a baby boy, and the couple brought the baby in to work to show him off. He told the couple "Well I hope you didn't give him one of those yuppie names, like Brandon." They gave him a real funny look, and he said, "Well, what IS his name?" and they said "Brandon." Well needless to say, the guy at work would never talk to him again unless he had to!
A girl I know (yes, an unwed mother) had a boy named Brandon, and called him Brandy. I told her "Brandy is a GIRL'S name!" She still called him Brandy anyway.
- Nicknames for Brandon: | Edit
Bran, Brando, Bran-Bran, B, Bee, Brand
- 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, 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 Montour, professional hockey player (Anaheim Ducks)
Brandon Arreaga, member of boy band PrettyMuch
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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