Brandon

Brandon - A unique male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Brandon, meaning broom-covered hill, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1923 on position #1746. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Brandon and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Brandon? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Brandon. The baby boy name Brandon was given to 6,988 baby boys in 2012, ranking #56 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 235 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Brandon peaked in popularity 26 years ago in 1992 on position 6.



Famous with this name

Brandon Baker
Brandon Routh
Brandon Hardesty


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Brandon is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Brandon is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #28 - and is the least popular in South Dakota at position #268.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Brandon is where you live.


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Brandon origin and meaning

Brandon is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means broom-covered hill. To see famous people named Brandon, pop culture references for the name Brandon and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Brandon

We've found the following names that sound similar to Brandon, sorted by popularity.

Brent / Brendan / Bryant / Branden / Brenden / Brendon / Brenton / Brantley / Brant / Brandan /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201256
201147
201044
200937
200833
200731
200627
200527
200422
200321
200220
200118
200012
199911
19987
19977
19968
19958
19946
19936
19926
199115
199019
198918
198817
198714
198613
198513
198415
198317
198218
198119
198030
197935
197840
197741
197640
197544
197451
197358
197263
197195
1970131
1969216
1968260
1967337
1966380
1965395
1964457
1963504
1962592
1961596
1960603
1959586
1958680
1957702
1956588
1955728
1954585
1953703
1952823
1951986
19501061
19491054
19481566
19471594
19291646
19231746

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia28
Nevada31
New Jersey32
California35
New York37
Delaware37
Connecticut43
Mississippi43
Maryland44
Louisiana45
Texas45
Florida49
Georgia50
Illinois56
New Mexico57
Arizona57
South Carolina58
Oregon59
Arkansas60
Alabama66
Washington68
North Carolina68
Virginia70
Tennessee71
Indiana77
Massachusetts77
Michigan79
Ohio80
Rhode Island83
Oklahoma84
Alaska86
Pennsylvania87
Colorado92
Wisconsin94
Kentucky96
Missouri96
Hawaii103
Maine105
Idaho116
Iowa118
West Virginia119
Minnesota120
New Hampshire130
Kansas131
Utah133
Nebraska134
Vermont140
Montana193
North Dakota209
South Dakota268

Even more about Brandon


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Brandon a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Brandon?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1992
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Brandon
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 235
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1923
2012 births +6,988

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