The name Braxton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "Brock's settlement". Braxton is ranked #126 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 "Makeover - Boys and Girls".
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Braxton entered the popularity ranks in 1985 and has been climbing steadily ever since, now firmly in the Top 130. It has gained from the all-powerful X-factor, and perhaps also from the reality TV show, Braxton Family Values, featuring singer Toni and her sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar. Though it might sound new, there was a prominent Confederate Civil War general named Braxton Bragg.