Brandon Name Meaning

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Fact: Brandon Stark, often called “Bran,” is a prominent character in the “Game of Thrones” series, known for his connection to the mystical elements of the story.

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A Deep Dive

Brandon Overview

Meaning

Broom-covered hill, beacon hill

Gender

Boy

Origin

Old English, Old Irish

Etymology

Derived from an Old English surname, meaning “hill covered with broom” or “broom hill.”

Pronunciation

/ˈbrændən/

Popularity

Brandon is a popular name in English-speaking countries and has been widely used since the 20th century. Recently, Brandon’s popularity in the USA has slightly declined but remains in the top 200 names.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

7 letters

Numerology

5 (Visionary, Expansive, Adventurous)

Name Styles

Traditional, Classic, Aesthetic, Cool

Associated Traits

Confident, strong, ambitious, friendly

Name Day

March 20th
A Deep Dive

Brandon Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Branden, Brendan, Bransen, Brenton, Brendon, Brandan, Brandt, Brennan, Brayden, Brody, Bryan, Bradley

Common Nicknames

Bran, Brandy, Don

Diminutives

Bran, Donny, Bren, Bran

Famous People

  • Brandon Lee
    (American Actor)
  • Brandon Flowers
    (American Musician)
  • Brandon Routh
    (American Actor)
  • Brandon Sanderson
    (American Author)
  • Brandon Ingram
    (American Basketball Player)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Brandon Walsh
    ("Beverly Hills, 90210," TV Series)
  • Brandon Stark
    ("Game of Thrones," TV Series)
  • Brandon Teena
    ("Boys Don't Cry," Film)
  • Brandon
    ("Galaxy High School," Animated TV Series)
  • Brandon
    ("Heathers," Film)

Places

  • Brandon
    (Florida, USA)
  • Brandon
    (Manitoba, Canada)
  • Brandon
    (Suffolk, England)
  • Brandon
    (Mississippi, USA)
  • Brandon
    (Norfolk, England)
  • Brandon
    (Vermont, USA)
  • Brandon
    (Warwickshire, England)

What Is the Meaning of Brandon?

Brandon means “broom-covered hill” or “gorse hill” in English. People named Brandon are often seen as strong and dependable. They tend to be natural leaders, with a solid sense of responsibility and a caring nature.

What Is the Origin of The Name Brandon?

Brandon has English origins, derived from Old English elements “brom” (broom) and “dun” (hill). It was originally a place name for a hill covered in broom plants. The name has also been influenced by Celtic and Irish interpretations, giving it a rich and varied background.

Brandon Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Brandon in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1812021#2122022#2192023
Top 3 Rankings#61992#61993#61994

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Brandon

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023219
(-7 from 2022)
1654
(-118 from 2022)
0.09033
2022212
(-31 from 2021)
1772
(-361 from 2021)
0.09461
2021181
(-16 from 2020)
2133
(-176 from 2020)
0.11384
2020165
(-24 from 2019)
2309
(-375 from 2019)
0.12483
2019141
(-17 from 2018)
2684
(-524 from 2018)
0.13966
2018124
(-10 from 2017)
3208
(-288 from 2017)
0.16504
2017114
(-15 from 2016)
3496
(-604 from 2016)
0.17664
201699
(-16 from 2015)
4100
(-1025 from 2015)
0.20241
201583
(-12 from 2014)
5125
(-728 from 2014)
0.25068
201471
(-1 from 2013)
5853
(-379 from 2013)
0.28562
201370
(-14 from 2012)
6232
(-805 from 2012)
0.30841
201256
(-9 from 2011)
7037
(-782 from 2011)
0.34679
201147
(-3 from 2010)
7819
(-729 from 2010)
0.38490
201044
(-6 from 2009)
8548
(-1298 from 2009)
0.41608
200938
(-5 from 2008)
9846
(-1633 from 2008)
0.46423
200833
(-2 from 2007)
11479
(-664 from 2007)
0.52646
200731
(-4 from 2006)
12143
(-543 from 2006)
0.54820
200627
No change from 2005
12686
(-260 from 2005)
0.57864
200527
(-5 from 2004)
12946
(-1188 from 2004)
0.60855
200422
(-1 from 2003)
14134
(-1111 from 2003)
0.66879
200321
(-1 from 2002)
15245
(-1036 from 2002)
0.72555
200220
(-2 from 2001)
16281
(-1611 from 2001)
0.78779
200118
(-6 from 2000)
17892
(-2445 from 2000)
0.86501
200012
(-1 from 1999)
20337
(-1265 from 1999)
0.97384
199911
(-4 from 1998)
21602
(-2228 from 1998)
1.05944
19987
(+1 from 1997)
23830
(-1365 from 1997)
1.17526
19978
No change from 1996
25195
(-650 from 1996)
1.26115
19968
No change from 1995
25845
(-1059 from 1995)
1.28985
19958
(-2 from 1994)
26904
(-2584 from 1994)
1.33760
19946
No change from 1993
29488
(+753 from 1993)
1.44666
19936
No change from 1992
28735
(-891 from 1992)
1.39118
19926
(+9 from 1991)
29626
(+3605 from 1991)
1.41132
199115
(+4 from 1990)
26021
(+3860 from 1990)
1.22759
199019
(-1 from 1989)
22161
(-1148 from 1989)
1.02977
198918
(-1 from 1988)
23309
(-432 from 1988)
1.11208
198817
(-3 from 1987)
23741
(-1080 from 1987)
1.18570
198714
(-1 from 1986)
24821
(-2433 from 1986)
1.27274
198613
No change from 1985
27254
(-2053 from 1985)
1.41823
198513
(+2 from 1984)
29307
(+3633 from 1984)
1.52291
198415
(+2 from 1983)
25674
(+2156 from 1983)
1.36804
198317
(+1 from 1982)
23518
(+3303 from 1982)
1.26198
198218
(+1 from 1981)
20215
(+7 from 1981)
1.07117
198119
(+12 from 1980)
20208
(+6045 from 1980)
1.08506
198031
(+4 from 1979)
14163
(+2858 from 1979)
0.76360
197935
(+5 from 1978)
11305
(+2066 from 1978)
0.63110
197840
(+1 from 1977)
9239
(+967 from 1977)
0.54073
197741
(-1 from 1976)
8272
(+481 from 1976)
0.48392
197640
(+4 from 1975)
7791
(+704 from 1975)
0.47722
197544
(+7 from 1974)
7087
(+1228 from 1974)
0.43682
197451
(+7 from 1973)
5859
(+792 from 1973)
0.35939
197358
(+5 from 1972)
5067
(+441 from 1972)
0.31401
197263
(+32 from 1971)
4626
(+1364 from 1971)
0.27634
197195
(+36 from 1970)
3262
(+718 from 1970)
0.17944
1970131
(+87 from 1969)
2544
(+1437 from 1969)
0.13356
1969218
(+45 from 1968)
1107
(+348 from 1968)
0.06052
1968263
(+80 from 1967)
759
(+277 from 1967)
0.04275
1967343
(+36 from 1966)
482
(+84 from 1966)
0.02709
1966379
(+15 from 1965)
398
(+3 from 1965)
0.02190
1965394
(+61 from 1964)
395
(+91 from 1964)
0.02085
1964455
(+43 from 1963)
304
(+45 from 1963)
0.01500
1963498
(+68 from 1962)
259
(+66 from 1962)
0.01254
1962566
(-4 from 1961)
193
(-1 from 1961)
0.00918
1961562
(+10 from 1960)
194
(+8 from 1960)
0.00899
1960572
(+1 from 1959)
186
No change from 1959
0.00859
1959573
(+92 from 1958)
186
(+54 from 1958)
0.00859
1958665
(-1 from 1957)
132
(+1 from 1957)
0.00613
1957664
(-78 from 1956)
131
(-37 from 1956)
0.00598
1956586
(+129 from 1955)
168
(+64 from 1955)
0.00783
1955715
(-135 from 1954)
104
(-58 from 1954)
0.00498
1954580
(+89 from 1953)
162
(+49 from 1953)
0.00783
1953669
(+136 from 1952)
113
(+37 from 1952)
0.00564
1952805
(+188 from 1951)
76
(+26 from 1951)
0.00385
1951993
(-59 from 1950)
50
(-4 from 1950)
0.00262
1950934
(+151 from 1949)
54
(+12 from 1949)
0.00297
19491085
(+132 from 1948)
42
(+7 from 1948)
0.00233
19481217
(+99 from 1947)
35
(+4 from 1947)
0.00196
19471316
(+1218 from 1946)
31
(+22 from 1946)
0.00167
19462534
(-292 from 1945)
9
(-1 from 1945)
0.00055
19452242
(-612 from 1944)
10
(-8 from 1944)
0.00073
19441630
(+133 from 1943)
18
(+1 from 1943)
0.00130
19431763
(+622 from 1942)
17
(+7 from 1942)
0.00117
19422385
(-51 from 1941)
10
No change from 1941
0.00071
19412334
(-12 from 1940)
10
No change from 1940
0.00080
19402322
(+546 from 1938)
10
(+3 from 1938)
0.00084
19390
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19382868
(+37 from 1937)
7
No change from 1937
0.00062
19372905
(-843 from 1936)
7
(-5 from 1936)
0.00064
19362062
(+467 from 1935)
12
(+3 from 1935)
0.00113
19352529
(+748 from 1934)
9
(+3 from 1934)
0.00084
19343277
(-1184 from 1933)
6
(-6 from 1933)
0.00057
19332093
(+545 from 1932)
12
(+3 from 1932)
0.00118
19322638
(-431 from 1931)
9
(-3 from 1931)
0.00084
19312207
(+86 from 1930)
12
No change from 1930
0.00112
19302293
(-94 from 1929)
12
(-1 from 1929)
0.00106
19292199
(+644 from 1928)
13
(+4 from 1928)
0.00117
19282843
(-884 from 1927)
9
(-8 from 1927)
0.00079
19271959
(-48 from 1926)
17
No change from 1926
0.00146
19261911
(+1025 from 1925)
17
(+8 from 1925)
0.00148
19252936
(-463 from 1924)
9
(-3 from 1924)
0.00078
19242473
(-453 from 1923)
12
(-4 from 1923)
0.00103
19232020
(+220 from 1922)
16
(+2 from 1922)
0.00141
19222240
(+746 from 1921)
14
(+5 from 1921)
0.00124
19212986
(-20 from 1920)
9
No change from 1920
0.00079
19202966
(-455 from 1919)
9
(-2 from 1919)
0.00082
19192511
(-438 from 1918)
11
(-4 from 1918)
0.00108
19182073
(+659 from 1917)
15
(+6 from 1917)
0.00143
19172732
(-883 from 1916)
9
(-7 from 1916)
0.00094
19161849
(+335 from 1915)
16
(+4 from 1915)
0.00173
19152184
(-209 from 1914)
12
(+1 from 1914)
0.00136
19141975
First SSA data recorded
11
First SSA data recorded
0.00161
19130
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19120
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19110
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19100
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19090
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19070
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19060
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19050
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19040
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19030
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19020
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18980
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18960
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18950
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18940
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18920
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18910
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18900
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Brandon

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#1352021#1732022#1782023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1442021#1942022#1642023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1432021#1792022#2192023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1352021#1712022#1852023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1692021#1922022#2522023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#2162021#2472022#2222023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#2172021#2202022#3022023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#2242021#2682022#2402023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1392021#1542022#1602023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1402021#1732022#2112023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#1722021#1962022#2052023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#2532021#2462022#2272023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1602021#1782022#1622023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1382021#1342022#2202023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1932021#2902022#2632023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1712021#1652022#1942023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#2522021#2942022#2162023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1452021#1532022#1282023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#2542021#2052022#2332023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1442021#1712022#1902023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#1992021#2342022#2502023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#2862021#2622022#3912023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#3032021#4832022#4352023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1662021#2492022#1782023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#2732021#3222022#3862023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#2412021#2722022#2012023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#2582021#4102022#2432023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#3172021#3782022#4712023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#3562021#6102022#4912023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1492021#2342022#3342023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#3302021#4732022#3282023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#2142021#2942022#5192023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#1332021#1892022#1262023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1512021#3382022#2392023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#2382021#2222022#3202023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#2242021#1902022#2182023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#2932021#3142022#3322023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#1462021#1272022#3492023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1702020#1542021#2412022

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#3582021#2202022#4122023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1572016#2372017#1972019

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#842018#1132019#1622021

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1962013#1872014#2122017

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#2312016#2212017#1972019

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1352014#1822015#1592016

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#732020#1772022#1382023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#982017#1222018#2002019

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1952018#1772022#1752023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1582020#1592021#1512022

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#1042011#1242013#1522014

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#1272013#1342014#942015

Popularity Rankings for Brandon in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#272011#342014#502018

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#582003#742004#932005

Popularity in Uruguay

Uruguay flagUruguay#1062020

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#1062020#1172021

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1392013#1692014#1732015

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1452001#1482002#1392003

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1512002#1712003#1562004

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#1902013#1652014#1522015

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#1942020#2562021#2142022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#3252016#2272018#2762021

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#3922020#2662021#2852022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#2792021#4072022#5162023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#3502020#2862021#3922022

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#3832021#4002022#3872023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#3852019#4062020#5392021

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#4192014#4212016#3942018

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#4552017#4292018#4052019

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#4172008#4742009#4292010

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#6482016#8142017#7532019

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#7802022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Brandon a Name for Boys or Girls?

Brandon is traditionally a boy’s name. While it is predominantly used for boys, it is occasionally used for girls. However, its strong historical and cultural ties make it mainly a male name.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Brandon

  • Bran
  • Brandy
  • Don
  • Bran
  • Donny
  • Bren
  • Bran
  • Ivor
  • Jensen
  • Kian
  • Leif
  • Magnus
  • Orion
  • Percy
  • Quinlan
  • Rafferty
  • Soren
  • Thaddeus
  • Wilder

Brandon in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Brandon Lee (Actor, 1965–1993): An American actor and martial artist, known for his role in "The Crow," who tragically died during filming.
  • Brandon Flowers (Musician, born 1981): An American musician and lead vocalist of the rock band The Killers.
  • Brandon Routh (Actor, born 1979): An American actor known for playing Superman in "Superman Returns."
  • Brandon Sanderson (Author, born 1975): An American author famous for his fantasy novels, including the "Mistborn" series.
  • Brandon Ingram (Basketball Player, born 1997): An American professional basketball player who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA.
  • Brandon Marshall (Football Player, born 1984): An American former professional football player who played as a wide receiver in the NFL.
  • Brandon Boyd (Musician, born 1976): An American musician and lead vocalist of the rock band Incubus.
  • Brandon T. Jackson (Actor, born 1984): An American actor and comedian known for his roles in "Percy Jackson" and "Tropic Thunder."
  • Brandon Roy (Basketball Player, born 1984): An American former professional basketball player known for his career with the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • Brandon Jenner (Musician, born 1981): An American musician and television personality, son of Caitlyn Jenner.
  • Brandon Walsh ("Beverly Hills, 90210," 1990 TV Series): The main character who moves to Beverly Hills and navigates high school life and relationships.
  • Brandon Stark ("Game of Thrones," 2011 TV Series): Also known as Bran, he is a young noble who discovers he has mystical powers.
  • Brandon Teena ("Boys Don't Cry," 1999 Film): A transgender man whose life and tragic death are depicted in this biographical film.
  • Brandon ("Galaxy High School," 1986 Animated TV Series): A popular high school student who is sent to an intergalactic high school.
  • Brandon ("Heathers," 1989 Film): A character involved in a darkly comedic tale of high school popularity and murder.
  • Brandon ("The Goonies," 1985 Film): One of the adventurous kids who searches for pirate treasure to save their homes from foreclosure.
  • Brandon ("The Brandon Teena Story," 1998 Documentary): A documentary that explores the life and death of Brandon Teena.
  • Brandon Walsh ("Brandon Walsh," 2005 Film): A character who navigates the complexities of teenage life and relationships.
  • Brandon ("Son of Batman," 2014 Animated Film): The character in this animated superhero film based on the DC Comics storyline.
  • Brandon ("Pokemon," 1997 TV Series): The head of the Battle Pyramid and a powerful Pokémon Trainer.
  • Brandon (Florida, USA): A rapidly growing community in Hillsborough County, known for its shopping centers and suburban atmosphere.
  • Brandon (Manitoba, Canada): A city in the southwestern part of the province, notable for its agricultural industry and annual fairs.
  • Brandon (Suffolk, England): A small town in East Anglia, known for its rich history and proximity to Thetford Forest.
  • Brandon (Mississippi, USA): The county seat of Rankin County, recognized for its historic downtown and community events.
  • Brandon (Norfolk, England): A village and civil parish, known for its scenic beauty and historical significance.
  • Brandon (Vermont, USA): A town in Rutland County, famous for its vibrant arts scene and historic architecture.
  • Brandon (Warwickshire, England): A village in the Rugby borough, noted for its picturesque landscapes and historical sites.

Similar Names to Brandon

Sibling Names for Brandon