"Brock's settlement"

Braxton Origin and Meaning

The name Braxton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "Brock's settlement".

Braxton entered the popularity ranks in 1985 and has been climbing steadily ever since. It has gained from the all-powerful X-factor, and perhaps also from the reality TV show, Braxton Family Values, featuring singer Toni and her sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar. Though it might sound new, there was a prominent Confederate Civil War general named Braxton Bragg.

# 169 in the US

Braxton Rank in US Top 1000

# 1120 on Nameberry

Braxton Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Braxton Popularity

Famous People Named Braxton

  • Braxton BraggAmerican Confederate Civil War general
  • Braxton Marcellus MillerAmerican NFL player
  • Braxton Sutterring name of Jesse Guilmette, American pro wrestler
  • Braxton GarrettAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Braxton OlitaAmerican pop singer
  • Braxton Hamels (b. 2011)son of baseball player Cole Hamels

Braxton in Pop Culture

  • Braxton Bragg Underwoodcharacter in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" [Mr. Underwood, a profane little man, whose father in a fey fit of humor christened Braxton Bragg, a name Mr. Underwood had done his best to live down. Atticus said naming people after Confederate generals made slow steady drinkers.']
  • Braxton Prendergastvillain in Jo March's Operatic Tragedy in "Little Women the Musical"
  • Darryl "Brax" Heath and Casey Braxton, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Braxton Hicks contractionsfalse labor or practice contractions