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Gender: Male Meaning of Brandon: "broom-covered hill" Origin of Brandon: English Brandon's Popularity in 2018: #124

The name Brandon is a boy's name of English origin meaning "broom-covered hill". Brandon is ranked #124 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names So Far In They're Out and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Brandon, a forebear of the Braden-Caden pack, had a great run of popularity over several decades, being in the Top 10 from 1992 to 1998, one of its inspirations being hearthrob Brandon Walsh played by Jason Priestley on the original Beverly Hills 90210--and it was aso the name of several soap opera characters.

Newer names like Landon and Braden are feeling fresher to many parents, and it's sometimes confused with the Irish Brendan.

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Pop Culture References for the name Brandon

Branden, Brandyn, Branton, Brandin, Brand, Brannon

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letmein Says:


This name is way too common. I hear this name everywhere I go.

beachbear Says:


It sounds substanceless to me. Also, bran flakes.

paulapuddephatt Says:


It's sounding a little dated these days, but still a handsome name. I tend to prefer Brendan, right now.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Love the name Brandon . . . . Brand, Bran, Don or even Andy are nice nicknames.

TaliaCat Says:


A strong, masculine, classic name

Zelliew Says:


Someone close to me is Brandon & he's a gorgeous little thing

JazzieJonez Says:


My hubby's name ^-^... but even then I'm not too crazy for it

NaomiNY Says:


Brandon is Bran Stark's full name on Game of Thrones.

Also, one of my childhood friends is named Brandon :)