The name Branson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of the raven". Branson is ranked #684 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Son Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Makeover Baby Name Game".
From the experts:
Branson is a fairly recent addition to the Top 1000, first breaking in at Number 988 in 1995. It did take a small hiatus off the charts from 2001 to 2003, but it has slowly made its way up to Number 684. 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.