The name Bronson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of brown-haired one". Bronson is ranked #691 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Celebrity Surnames as Firsts and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
This surname has a modern yet old New England feel, perhaps because of the association with the transcendental teacher and reformer Bronson (born Amos Bronson) Alcott, father of Louisa May. (One-time sitcom star Bronson Pinchot's full name is Bronson Alcott Pinchot.) A more muscular image comes via tough guy Charles Bronson.