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 "Change Two Letters".
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.