Diminutive of Brandon
"broom-covered hill"

Bran Origin and Meaning

The name Bran is a boy's name meaning "broom-covered hill".

A little heavy on the fiber content; we prefer Bram. But Bran is also the Celtic god of the underworld, whose symbol is the raven.

It's probably not a coincidence that George R.R. Martin chose this name for the Stark heir who assumes the mystical title of "Three-Eyed Raven" in his A Song Of Ice And Fire books and HBO's Game of Thrones. The character's full name is Brandon.

Bran Popularity

Famous People Named Bran

  • Bran Ardchenn mac MuiredaigKing of Leinster
  • Bran Becc mac MurchadoKing of Leinster
  • Bran MutimirovićKnez of Serbia, son of Serbian ruler Mutimir
  • Branford MarsalisAmerican saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

Bran in Pop Culture

  • Brân the Blessed (Welsh: Bendigeidfranliterally "Blessed Crow") giant and king of Britain in Welsh mythology
  • Bran Mak Mornthe last King of the Picts in Robert E. Howard's fiction
  • Bran mac Febailcharacter in The Voyage of Bran, a tale from Irish mythology
  • Brandon "Bran" Starka main character in the "Game of Thrones" series
  • Bran Tregarecharacter from "Rissa Kerguelen" series by F.M. Busby
  • Bran Cornickcharacter in Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs
  • Rhi Bran y Hud (or Bran ap Brychan)King Raven in the King Raven Trilogy
  • Bran Davies in the Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper