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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Branko

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A hypocoristic formed from brániti (“to defend”).

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Branko

Branko was born on October 24th, 1953. Branko is also known as Milanović and Branko.


Branko Ivanković is a soccer manager for the Persepolis F.C. and NK Varaždin. Branko was born on February 28th, 1954 in Čakovec.


Branko Lustig is a film producer. He has been prominent since 1955. Branko was born on June 10th, 1932 in Osijek.


Branko Cikatić is a martial artist. Branko was born on October 3rd, 1954 in Split, Croatia.


Branko Crvenkovski is a 3rd President of Macedonia, and Prime Minister of Macedonia. Branko was born on October 12th, 1962 in Sarajevo.


Branko Đurić is an actor, director, and musician. They have been prominent since 1984. Branko was born on May 28th, 1962 in Sarajevo. Branko is also known as Đuro/Djuro.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Branko

They hold the title Sevastokrator of the Serbian Empire. Branko was born in Kingdom of Serbia (medieval).


Pavel Branko is a film critic. Pavel was born on April 27th, 1921 in Trieste.


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Popularity of Branko as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Branko

  • How Popular is the name Branko? Branko is the 44,407th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Branko have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 60 babies born with the first name Branko in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Branko? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Branko first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Branko is Thursday, August 15th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Branko born? The highest recorded use of the first name Branko was in 1975 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Branko Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Branko is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Branko: Your name in reverse order is Oknarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Braonk. How do you pronounce that?

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