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Gender: M Meaning of Bran: "broom-covered hill" Origin of Bran: Diminutive of Brandon

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.

Famous People Named Bran

Bran Ardchenn mac Muiredaig, King of Leinster
Bran Becc mac Murchado, King of Leinster
Bran Mutimirović, Knez of Serbia, son of Serbian ruler Mutimir
Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

Pop Culture References for the name Bran

Brân the Blessed (Welsh: Bendigeidfran, literally "Blessed Crow") giant and king of Britain in Welsh mythology
Bran Mak Morn, the last King of the Picts in Robert E. Howard's fiction
Bran mac Febail, character in The Voyage of Bran, a tale from Irish mythology
Brandon "Bran" Stark, a main character in the Game of Thrones series
Bran Tregare, character from "Rissa Kerguelen" series by F.M. Busby
Bran Cornick, Character in Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs