Branson: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Branson

Branson

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Branson. Celtic meanings "Brandon's son," "son of the raven," and "sword." This name fits well with the surge of "-son" names in America and their sound-alikes, such as Grayson and Kingston.

Modern Irish last name/surname. Alternate spelling Bransen.

Recently popularized in America as a baby name, perhaps inspired by the character Tom Branson, romantic Irish revolutionary and later husband of Lady Sybil on popular PBS-aired show Downton Abbey.

The names Brandon and Branson's affiliations with ravens in Celtic lore led to George R. R. Martin choosing to have the character Bran to seek out a three-eyed crow to fulfill his destiny in the epic series A Song of Ice and Fire, upon which is based the HBO series A Game of Thrones. The crow was changed to a raven for the television adaptation.

Branson is a major tourism attraction in Missouri. This name is sometimes given as a memory marker to children whose parents conceived them on vacation in Missouri.

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English surname meaning "son of Brando". Brando was a medieval Germanic name derived from brand "sword".
Pronounced: BRAN-son

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Sir Richard Branson, British Billionaire.

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Tom Branson, fictional character portrayed by Allen Leech in the TV series Downton Abbey.

Brandon "Bran" Stark, main character on HBO's Game of Thrones, makes the nickname Bran for Branson seem more accessible than it has in past.

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