Braxton Origin and Meaning
The name Braxton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "Brock's settlement".
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 BraggAmerican Confederate Civil War general
- Braxton Marcellus MillerAmerican NFL player
- Braxton Sutterring name of Jesse Guilmette, American pro wrestler
- Braxton GarrettAmerican baseball pitcher
- Braxton OlitaAmerican pop singer
- Braxton Hamels (b. 2011)son of baseball player Cole Hamels
Braxton in Pop Culture
- Braxton Bragg Underwoodcharacter 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 Prendergastvillain 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 contractionsfalse labor or practice contractions
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