The name Branson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of the raven". Branson is ranked #724 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Son Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "build a sibling set with middle names".
From the experts:
Branson is a fairly recent addition to the Top 1000, first breaking in at Number 988 in 1995. While it may not be a common sighting yet, it fits the trend of more popular cousins Mason, Grayson, Hudson, and Carson.
Virgin Airlines entrepreneur Richard Branson spotlights this surname name. It also fits the category of place name, thanks to rising tourist destination Branson, Missouri.