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 Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #67 (w/ occupations)".
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.