Branson is a fairly recent addition to the Top 1000, first breaking in at Number 988 in 1995. It did take a small hiatus off the charts from 2001 to 2003, but it has slowly made its way up to Number 700. While it may not be a common sighting yet, it fits the trend of more popular cousins Mason, Grayson, Hudson, and Carson.
Virgin Airlines entrepreneur Richard Branson spotlights this surname name. It also fits the category of place name, thanks to rising tourist destination Branson, Missouri.