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Gender: M Meaning of Braxton: "Brock's settlement" Origin of Braxton: English Braxton's Popularity in 2015: #122

Braxton entered the popularity ranks in 1985 and has been climbing steadily ever since, now firmly in the Top 125. 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 Hamels (b. 2011), son of baseball player Cole Hamels

Pop Culture References for the name Braxton

Braxton Hicks contractions are also known as false labor or practice contractions.
Braxton Prendergast, villain in Jo March's Operatic Tragedy (Little Women the Musical)
'Mr Underwood, a profane little man, whose father in a fey fit of humour 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.' [Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960]
Daryl "Brax", Heath and Casey Braxton from Home and Away