The name Brandon is a boy's name of English origin meaning "broom-covered hill". Brandon is ranked #114 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 "TV Show Title Family Name Game".
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.