The name Branigan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "little raven". Branigan and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "NSRN CAF with 3 Girls and Twin Boys".
From the experts:
Branigan, also spelled Branagan or Brannigan, is full of energy and cheer. It was the title of a 1975 John Wayne movie, and Zapp Brannigan is the antihero of the animated sitcom "Futurama." Branigan fans might also want to consider such related Irish names as Brennan and Breccan, Rafferty and Finnegan.