Brandon

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754k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Brandon

"Brandon" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the broom hill". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Old English brōmdūn, from brōm (“broom shrub”) + dūn (“hill, dune”).

  1. An English habitational surname​ from any of several places of that name.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surnames. Popular in the U.S. in the 1980s and the 1990s.
  3. A census-designated place in Colorado
  4. Any of some towns and villages in England
  5. A census-designated place in Florida
  6. A city in Iowa
  7. A city in Manitoba
  8. A city in Minnesota
  9. A city in Mississippi
  10. A town in New York
  11. A city in South Dakota
  12. A town in Vermont
  13. A village in Wisconsin

From Irish Breandáin, from Mac Breandáin.

  1. An Irish patronymic surname​ from the Gaelic Mac Breandáin.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surnames; also a variant of Brendan. Popular in the U.S. in the 1980s and the 1990s.

    Notable Persons Named Brandon

    Brandon Lee is an artist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to 1993.

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    Anderson Paak is a hip hop, rhythm, blues, and soul music musician. Anderson was given the name Brandon Paak Anderson on February 8th, 1986 in Oxnard, California, U.S. Anderson is also known as Breezy Lovejoy, Anderson, and Brandon Paak.

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    Bam Margera is a professional skateboarder, stunt performer, actor, musician, filmmaker, television personality, filmmaking, and celebrity. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Bam was given the name Brandon Cole Margera on September 28th, 1979 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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    Brandon Routh is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Brandon was given the name Brandon James Routh on October 9th, 1979 in Norwalk, Iowa, United States. Brandon is also known as Brandon "B.J." Routh and B.J. Routh.

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    Brandon Sanderson is a fantasy and science fiction writer. His ongoing career started in 2005. Brandon was born on December 19th, 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.

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    Brandon Laird is a baseball player for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. Brandon was born on September 11th, 1987 in Cypress, California.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Brandon

    Brandon was given the name Teena Renae Brandon on December 12th, 1972 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Brandon is also known as Billy Brinson and Teena Ray. He died on December 31st, 1993.

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    Michael Brandon is an actor and voice actor. He was most active from 1967 to present. Michael was given the name Michael Feldman in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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    Kirk Brandon is a punk rock and post-punk musician. He has been prominent since 1980. Kirk was born on August 3rd, 1956 in Westminster, London.

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    Henry Brandon was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1932 to 1932. Henry was given the name Heinrich von Kleinbach on June 8th, 1912 in Berlin, Germany. Henry is also known as Harry Brandon, Harry Kleinbach, Henry Kleinbach, and Heinrich von Kleinbach. He died on February 15th, 1990.

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    Alexander Brandon is an electronica, synthpop, and pop rock composer, musician, voice actor, voice director, sound designer, audio director, sound design, and director of audiography. He plays Keyboards, PC, guitar, and Personal computer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to present. Alexander was born Alexander Brandon on September 29th, 1974. Alexander is also known as Siren, Chromatic Dragon, and Sandman.

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    Russ Brandon is a managing partner/president - buffalo bills, president/alternate governor - buffalo sabres, rochester americans, buffalo bills, buffalo sabres, managing partner/president -buffalo bills, and president/alternate governor -buffalo sabresandrochester american. Russ was born in East Syracuse, New York, US.

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    How popular is the baby name Brandon in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1914 11 0 11
    1915 12 0 12
    1916 16 0 16
    1917 9 0 9
    1918 15 0 15
    1919 11 0 11
    1920 9 0 9
    1921 9 0 9
    1922 14 0 14
    1923 16 0 16
    1924 12 0 12
    1925 10 0 10
    1926 17 0 17
    1927 17 0 17
    1928 9 0 9
    1929 13 0 13
    1930 12 0 12
    1931 12 0 12
    1932 9 0 9
    1933 12 0 12
    1934 6 0 6
    1935 9 0 9
    1936 12 0 12
    1937 7 0 7
    1938 7 0 7
    1940 10 0 10
    1941 10 0 10
    1942 10 0 10
    1943 17 0 17
    1944 18 0 18
    1945 10 0 10
    1946 9 0 9
    1947 31 0 31
    1948 35 0 35
    1949 42 0 42
    1950 54 0 54
    1951 51 0 51
    1952 75 0 75
    1953 114 0 114
    1954 168 7 161
    1955 112 8 104
    1956 173 5 168
    1957 130 0 130
    1958 141 6 135
    1959 195 6 189
    1960 183 0 183
    1961 199 6 193
    1962 201 6 195
    1963 267 7 260
    1964 313 7 306
    1965 407 7 400
    1966 404 5 399
    1967 496 13 483
    1968 778 18 760
    1969 1,132 24 1,108
    1970 2,587 37 2,550
    1971 3,305 40 3,265 #95 boy name
    1972 4,684 50 4,634 #63 boy name
    1973 5,139 65 5,074 #58 boy name
    1974 5,944 81 5,863 #51 boy name
    1975 7,188 97 7,091 #44 boy name
    1976 7,891 98 7,793 #40 boy name
    1977 8,379 96 8,283 #41 boy name
    1978 9,351 100 9,251 #40 boy name
    1979 11,438 127 11,311 #35 boy name
    1980 14,296 136 14,160 #30 boy name
    1981 20,440 220 20,220 #19 boy name
    1982 20,422 201 20,221 #18 boy name
    1983 23,762 247 23,515 #17 boy name
    1984 25,907 235 25,672 #15 boy name
    1985 29,571 273 29,298 #13 boy name
    1986 27,519 269 27,250 #13 boy name
    1987 25,032 217 24,815 #14 boy name
    1988 23,894 166 23,728 #17 boy name
    1989 23,438 135 23,303 #18 boy name
    1990 22,242 85 22,157 #19 boy name
    1991 26,078 63 26,015 #15 boy name
    1992 29,714 96 29,618 #6 boy name
    1993 28,835 101 28,734 #6 boy name
    1994 29,580 94 29,486 #6 boy name
    1995 26,990 86 26,904 #8 boy name
    1996 25,926 81 25,845 #8 boy name
    1997 25,251 58 25,193 #7 boy name
    1998 23,882 53 23,829 #7 boy name
    1999 21,642 43 21,599 #11 boy name
    2000 20,377 42 20,335 #12 boy name
    2001 17,930 40 17,890 #18 boy name
    2002 16,304 32 16,272 #20 boy name
    2003 15,259 25 15,234 #21 boy name
    2004 14,185 59 14,126 #22 boy name
    2005 12,972 30 12,942 #27 boy name
    2006 12,698 23 12,675 #27 boy name
    2007 12,146 13 12,133 #31 boy name
    2008 11,482 14 11,468 #33 boy name
    2009 9,850 11 9,839 #38 boy name
    2010 8,551 14 8,537 #44 boy name
    2011 7,821 16 7,805 #47 boy name
    2012 7,039 15 7,024 #56 boy name
    2013 6,223 8 6,215 #70 boy name
    2014 5,833 0 5,833 #71 boy name
    2015 5,108 8 5,100 #83 boy name
    2016 4,076 0 4,076 #99 boy name

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    Popularity of Brandon as a first name

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    Popularity of Brandon as a last name

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    Common last names for Brandon

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Jones
    • Williams
    • Brown
    • Miller
    • Moore
    • Jackson
    • Davis
    • Thomas
    • Taylor
    • Wilson
    • Thompson
    • Wright
    • Stewart

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Brandon U.S.
      White 63.61% 64.26%
      African American 29.10% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.58% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.37% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Brandon

    People with the last name Brandon are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Brandon

    • How Popular is the name Brandon? Brandon is the 70th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Brandon was the 99th most popular name. As a last name Brandon was the 1,342nd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Brandon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 754,252 babies born with the first name Brandon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brandon to occupy the country of Equatorial Guinea with an estimated population of 740,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brandon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
    • When was Brandon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brandon is Tuesday, March 9th, 1875.
    • What year had the most people named Brandon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brandon was in 1992 with a total of 29,618 babies. That's a lot of babies named Brandon!
    • Random Brandon Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brandon ranks 2nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 277 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1994.
    • Weird things about the name Brandon: Your name in reverse order is Nodnarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nbnardo. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Brandon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 26,284 people with the last name Brandon.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brandon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Brandon as their last name.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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