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Brandon

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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 17 0 17
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 50 0 50
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 140 6 134
1959 196 6 190
1960 183 0 183
1961 199 6 193
1962 201 6 195
1963 268 7 261
1964 312 7 305
1965 407 7 400
1966 404 5 399
1967 496 13 483
1968 778 18 760
1969 1,133 24 1,109
1970 2,584 37 2,547
1971 3,306 40 3,266 #95 boy name
1972 4,683 50 4,633 #63 boy name
1973 5,139 65 5,074 #58 boy name
1974 5,944 81 5,863 #51 boy name
1975 7,189 97 7,092 #44 boy name
1976 7,891 98 7,793 #40 boy name
1977 8,381 96 8,285 #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 20,437 220 20,217 #19 boy name
1982 20,418 201 20,217 #18 boy name
1983 23,762 247 23,515 #17 boy name
1984 25,906 235 25,671 #15 boy name
1985 29,571 273 29,298 #13 boy name
1986 27,518 269 27,249 #13 boy name
1987 25,032 217 24,815 #14 boy name
1988 23,893 166 23,727 #17 boy name
1989 23,439 135 23,304 #18 boy name
1990 22,240 85 22,155 #19 boy name
1991 26,079 63 26,016 #15 boy name
1992 29,714 96 29,618 #6 boy name
1993 28,837 101 28,736 #6 boy name
1994 29,579 94 29,485 #6 boy name
1995 26,989 86 26,903 #8 boy name
1996 25,927 81 25,846 #8 boy name
1997 25,250 57 25,193 #7 boy name
1998 23,882 54 23,828 #7 boy name
1999 21,642 43 21,599 #11 boy name
2000 20,377 42 20,335 #12 boy name
2001 17,929 40 17,889 #18 boy name
2002 16,303 32 16,271 #20 boy name
2003 15,258 25 15,233 #21 boy name
2004 14,185 59 14,126 #22 boy name
2005 12,971 30 12,941 #27 boy name
2006 12,696 23 12,673 #27 boy name
2007 12,143 13 12,130 #31 boy name
2008 11,480 14 11,466 #33 boy name
2009 9,846 11 9,835 #38 boy name
2010 8,548 14 8,534 #44 boy name
2011 7,821 16 7,805 #47 boy name
2012 7,038 15 7,023 #56 boy name
2013 6,218 8 6,210 #70 boy name
2014 5,829 0 5,829 #71 boy name
2015 5,093 8 5,085 #82 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Brandon

  • How many people with the first name Brandon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 750,124 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 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brandon ranks 24th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 49 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1991.
  • 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 Nrandbo. 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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Popularity of Brandon as a last name

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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Brandon" mean? The list below shows the origins of Brandon as well as things modernly associated with the name Brandon such as celebrities named Brandon.

English

Origin and Meaning of Brandon

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

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 With the Name Brandon

    Brandon Lee

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

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    Anderson Paak

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Teena

    Brandon Teena was a famous person. 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    • Dave Brandon
      (influential individual)
    • Henry Brandon
      (royalty)
    • Myers Brandon
      (football player)
    • Clark Brandon
      (actor)
    • Lady Eleanor Brandon
      (noble)
    • The Lord Monteagle of Brandon
      (office holder)
    • Gregg Brandon
      (notable human)
    • Mary Brandon
      (lady-in-waiting)
    • Doughboy Beatz
      (record producer)
    • Sir Thomas Brandon
      (important somebody)
    • William L. Brandon
      (influential somebody)
    • Brent D. Brandon
      (influential individual)
    • Gerard Chittocque Brandon
      (4th & 6th Governor of Mississippi)
    • Chris Brandon
      (soccer player)

    What does the name Brandon mean?

    Bis for bounce, your ability to renew.

    Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

    Ais for altruism, the unselfish you.

    Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

    Dis for dependable, on you I can rely.

    Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

    Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

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