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Gender: Male Meaning of Braxton: "Brock's settlement" Origin of Braxton: English Braxton's Popularity in 2017: #118

The name Braxton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "Brock's settlement". Braxton is ranked #118 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 "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Braxton entered the popularity ranks in 1985 and has been climbing steadily ever since. 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.

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Famous People Named Braxton

Braxton Bragg, American Confederate Civil War general
Braxton Marcellus Miller, American NFL player
Braxton Sutter, ring name of Jesse Guilmette, American pro wrestler
Braxton Garrett, American baseball pitcher
Braxton Olita, American pop singer
Braxton Hamels (b. 2011), son of baseball player Cole Hamels

Pop Culture References for the name Braxton

Braxton Bragg Underwood, character in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" [Mr. Underwood, a profane little man, whose father in a fey fit of humor christened Braxton Bragg, a name Mr. Underwood had done his best to live down. Atticus said naming people after Confederate generals made slow steady drinkers.']
Braxton Prendergast, villain in Jo March's Operatic Tragedy in "Little Women the Musical"
Darryl "Brax," Heath and Casey Braxton, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
Braxton Hicks contractions, false labor or practice contractions


In Progress Says:


I'm torn... I also think of Braxton hicks but I associate the name with the football player Braxton Miller, of whom I'm a big fan! I'm 50/50 on it... either way, Go Bucks!

autumnreverie Says:


I can't believe how popular this name is. All I can think of is Braxton Hicks. What would make a mother name their child that? Heh.

ARose1712 Says:


I can't help but think the mother must have had one too many Braxton Hicks contractions...

MaryKathryn Says:


My best friend has a little brother named Braxton and he is full of energy. Although, when I hear Braxton, I think Braxton Hicks

lesliemarion Says:


All aboard for Braxton!