US Popularity:310
Other Origin(s):German
Meaning:Brock's town; Bracc's settlement; Brown's settlement; Badger; Stone-breaker, stonemason; Brushwood; Brook
History lovers with a penchant for British culture will appreciate this boy's name. While Braxton makes for a lovely first name, it's historically used as a last name, with variants including Brackstone, Brockston, and Brownstone. With it's Old English roots, some translations include "Brock's town," "Bracc's settlement," and "Brown's settlement." This can be a great way to encourage baby to settle into their hometown and build their roots, no matter where they are. Braxton also derives from the Old English word brocc, meaning “badger”. This nocturnal animal is known for sleeping through the night, something that any new parent will wish for when it comes to their precious baby Braxton! Some other translations include "stone-breaker" or "stonemason," from the Middle English words breken and ston. It may also come from the German bracke meaning "brushwood," and the Old English word broc meaning "brook." Whether baby prefers to have a strong-as-stone demeanor or a go-with-the-flow mindset, Braxton can provide plenty of inspiration.

Famous People Named Braxton

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Braxton Beckham
  • Braxton Bragg
    War General
  • Braxton Miller
    Football Player

Braxton Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Braxton is currently #976 on The Bump
Boy:Braxton is currently #532 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Braxton is currently #310 in U.S. births
Boy:Braxton is currently #169 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 13
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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