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Gender: Male Meaning of Brandon: "broom-covered hill" Origin of Brandon: English Brandon's Popularity in 2017: #114

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 "Change Two Letters (10 names)".

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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Famous People Named Brandon

Brandon Richard Flowers, American singer from The Killers.
Brandon Charles Boyd, American singer-songwriter and musician.
Brandon James Routh, American actor.
Brandon Spencer Call, American actor.
Brandon Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist
Brandon Byron Jennings, American basketball player
Brandon Tyrone Marshall, American NFL player
Brandon Dawayne Roy, American basketball player and coach
Brandon Xavier Ingram, American basketball player
Brandon Jenner, son of American television personality Caitlyn Jenner.
Brandon Mychal Smith, American actor, comedian, singer, and dancer.
Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera, American pro skateboarder and actor.
Brandon Westgate, American pro skateboarder.
Brandon Michael-Paul Estrada, American athlete
Brandon "Bug" Hall, American actor.
Brandon Stanton, American photographer and blogger
Brandon Mull, American novelist
Brandon Sanderson, American novelist
Brandon Jacob Uranowitz, American actor.
Brandon Flynn, American actor.
Brandon Timothy Keilen, husband of Michael (Bates) Keilen of reality TV show Bringing Up Bates.
Brandon Brown, American guitarist of rock band "Veridia".
Brandon Rowland, American social media personality.
Brandon Michael Osmond (b. 1985), son of singer Donny Osmond.
Brandon Huger (b, 1989), son of reality TV personality Karen Huger of "Real Housewives of the Potomac".
Brandon Avery Perlman (b. 1990), son of actor Ron Perlman.
Brandon Lee (b. 1996), son of actress Pamela Anderson and musician Tommy Lee.
Brandon Garry (b. 2008), son of singer Maria Lawson and Lawrence Garry.

Pop Culture References for the name Brandon

Brandon Walsh, main character from TV show "Beverly Hills 90210".
Brandon, character from the movie "Galaxy Quest".
Brandon, possible rival character in video games Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald.
Brandon "Brand" Walsh, character from the film "The Goonies".
Brandon "Bran" Stark, character in "Game of Thrones".
Colonel Brandon, character in Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility".

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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 :)