US Popularity:388
Other Origin(s):Welsh, Norse
Meaning:Prince; Broom- or gorse-covered hill; Fire; Swordsmith
Brandon is a masculine name of British, Welsh, and Norse origins with plenty of medieval vibes. It is an Anglicized version of the Old Irish name Bréanainn, which itself is said to be derived from the Old Welsh word breenhin, translating to "prince." Brandon also has roots in Old English, where it means "broom- or gorse-covered hill," stemming from the word brōm, meaning "broom" or "gorse," and dun which means "hill." Brooms and gorses are common wildflowers in Ireland and Scotland, and their lush, bright yellow petals add a sunny tone to the moniker. Brandon may also come from the Old Norse name brant and Old English brand, meaning "fire" and "swordsmith." Brandon is a classic name with a sharp edge and range of interpretations, making it the perfect choice with a fitting meaning for baby.

Famous People Named Brandon

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Brandon Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Brandon is currently #334 on The Bump
Boy:Brandon is currently #86 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Brandon is currently #388 in U.S. births
Boy:Brandon is currently #141 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 66
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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